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Retro Life-Like Images with Toy Cars and Forced Perspective

Model maker and photographer Michael Paul Smith has a 25 year experience in handcrafting scale models. Using forced perspective the artist brings them to life in his imaginary town called  Elgin Park.  “My project Elgin Park came about from a need to put my 300 diecast model car collection into some sort of physical context. Even though they looked interesting lined up my shelves, all they did was sit there.” – says Smith. – “It occurred to me I could construct a 1/24th scale building to showcase the cars. Starting with a gas station, because it’s something universally connected with cars and trucks, it was… Read more »

14-Year-Old Photographer’s Self-Portraits in A Miniature Surreal World

Massachusetts-based photographer Zev ” fiddle oak“, has already been taking photographs for 6 years, since he was 8! The -now- 14 years old photographer, has a portfolio that exhibits skills beyond his years. His latest creation is a series of photo-manipulated images of a surreal miniature world, with him being the star of the scenes. Many of the images are a collaboration with Zev’s 18-year-old sister Nellie who helps with concepts and setup but all of the shooting and editing is done by Zev. This is a talent that definitely deserves attention! SEE ALSO: Cardboard Cities by Andy Rudak [Via Colossal]

Cardboard Cities by Andy Rudak

London-based advertising photographer Andy Rudak just got finished with a new project – that he considers personal, creating canvases from cities like New York, Paris, Tokyo, & Mumbai out of paper cardboard. After almost a full year of research, planning, design, and building, Rudak, along with a team including set-builder Luke Aan de Wiel, completed the new plateaus, each about 4-5 feet high, the miniature sets appear almost realistic through the amazing cityscape details as well as Rudak’s creative framing skills and manipulation of perspective. Along with getting you to admire the artistry of the landscapes, Rudak wanted you to feel an emotional calming attachment to the images… Read more »

Roma In Miniatura by Andrea Dorliguzzo

These impressive aerial images of Rome, Italy by Andrea Dorliguzzo, are quite the decieving shots, that could be misinterepreted as a miniature model of the city. The illusion is achieved by an effect called tilt-shift using special tilt-lenses, other shooting techniques or can be done with the help of Photoshop. The miniature-like photographs are taken from a high angle to give the feeling of looking down at a small model.

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