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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    When Relatives Come to Visit. Photographer Michael Paul Smith creates dioramas of model cars that recreate scenes of a fictional mid-century town called Elgin Park. No Photoshop is used.
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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    North Main Street ? Elgin Park circa 1930′s. Smith places the models on a base against a natural background at the correct distance. Everything is in the proper scale.
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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    Photographer Michael Paul Smith shows the setup for the North Main Street photos.
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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    The Day After It Snowed. Photographer Michael Paul Smith creates dioramas of model cars that create miniaturized scenes from the 1950s. Each scene has an anecdote with fictional characters in Elgin Park.
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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    Photographer Michael Paul Smith shows the setup shot for snow plow photos.
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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    The 1957 Dodge Sweepside In Action.
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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    Double Coupon Day at the A&P.
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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    The Giant Hand. The Giant Hand moves things around!
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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    Old Man Polenta's '57 Mercury.
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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    Wesley Dumont's Daily Driver.
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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    A New Addition to the Garage.
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  • Model Cars May Appear Larger Than They Really Are

    WLGN TV - Channel 9. To see more of Michael Paul Smith's images, visit <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/24796741@N05/">his Flickr page.</a>
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