Scale Models and Model Cars

Michael Paul Smith has a set of older model cars. He decided, one day, to build sets and photograph them. He calls his place Elgin Park. It’s an imaginary steel mill town circa 1964.

The photographs are stunning. And you can see how his history as a wallpaper hanger, illustrator, painter, museum display designer, advertising art director, architectural model builder, amateur historian and photographer, has given him the skills to create this work.

Photograph from the collection

This link goes to the NYT slide show.


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