Photographing The Town That Never Was

January 11, 2016

The small town Michael Paul Smith photographs is quaint and beautiful.

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

It's like each picture tells a story of how life used to be in the United States.

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

There's not too much going on in these pictures, but it's obvious that this town is nothing but charm.

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

It's also not real.

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

Michael builds custom miniature models and sets, meticulously crafting every detail.

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

Then he takes photographs from a perspective that has to be JUST right...

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

Even when you know what's going on behind the scenes...

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

The resulting photos are completely convincing.

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

old time town miniature set
Credit: Michael Paul Smith

(h/t) The Idealist Revolution. Check out more of Michael's amazing work on Flickr.

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