Michael Paul Smith’s Elgin Park

Michael Paul Smith started out trying to perfect his twin hobbies of model building when he started what would become Elgin Park, but what started small (literally) has grown into “a dream-like reconstruction of the town (he) grew up in. It’s not an exact recreation, but it does capture the mood of (his) memories.
And like a dream, many of the buildings show up in different configurations throughout the photos. Or sometimes, the buildings stay put and the backgrounds change.” He has been featured in the New York Times and now he even has his own website. So if you like Americana and appreciate the art of model building I suggest your drop by Michael Paul Smith’s Elgin Park photo page on Flickr.

Yes…this is a photo of a model.



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