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Title:Elgin Park: Visual Memories of Midcentury America at 1/24th scale
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Animal Media Group
ISBN:0986148903
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Number of Pages:324
Category:Non fiction, Photography, Art

Elgin Park: Visual Memories of Midcentury America at 1/24th scale by Michael Paul Smith, Gail K. Ellison

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Elgin Park: Visual Memories of Midcentury America at 1/24th scale Michael Paul Smith s Elgin Park is a lot of things a mid century utopia a fantastical world and an optical illusion The imaginative town composed entirely of miniatures delights audiences worldwide attracting to date more than million views on Flickr .

At first glance Michael s work appears to be wonderful photographs from a bygone era The awe slips in as it becomes clear that he not only created the photographs without using Photoshop but also built everything in each scene except the cars which are th scale diecast models from his extensive collection .

Michael constructs much of what is barely visible in the photos shoeboxes furniture stage lights a lawnmower and machines in the laundromat A close inspection of each photograph takes your breath away even the gravel snow and tire tracks are to scale Many of the photographs were taken outdoors against natural backgrounds in the artist s neighborhood but the models scenarios stories and humor are pure talent and imagination .

Although the photographs are strong enough to stand alone as the main character of this delightful book there s another story how a humble recluse who doesn t even own a car has created an online community a global neighborhood of young and old male and female many asking the same question How does this guy do this

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Michael Paul Smith s Elgin Park is a lot of things a mid century utopia a fantastical world and an optical illusion The imaginative town composed entirely of miniatures delights audiences worldwide attracting to date more than million views on Flickr br br At first glance Michael s work appears to be wonderful photographs from a bygone era The awe slips in as it becomes clear that he not only created the photographs without using Photoshop but also built everything in each scene except the cars which are th scale diecast models from his extensive collection br br Michael constructs much of what is barely visible in the photos shoeboxes furniture stage lights a lawnmower and machines in the laundromat A close inspection of each photograph takes your breath away even the gravel snow and tire tracks are to scale br Many of the photographs were taken outdoors against natural backgrounds in the artist s neighborhood but the models scenarios stories and humor are pure talent and imagination br br Although the photographs are strong enough to stand alone as the main character of this delightful book there s another story how a humble recluse who doesn t even own a car has created an online community a global neighborhood of young and old male and female many asking the same question How does this guy do this, The imagined city of Elgin Park a magically realistic evocation of a midcentury American town has captured the hearts of millions of web visitors and now appears in book form You won t find the town of Elgin Park on a map but you will find it all over the web and in the media Called an Internet phenomenon by the New York Times Michael Paul Smith s Flickr site has received over million hits since he first posted his convincing yet dreamlike photographs of an imaginary town inspired by the small Pennsylvania one he grew up in Viewers of all ages from across the world will respond to the memories and feelings evoked by his perfectly executed miniature street scenes with model vintage cars which are photographed outdoors against actual backgrounds Without digital manipulation Smith creates wondrously realistic scenes which are beautifully reproduced in this exquisite volume Gail Ellison a longtime colleague of the artist explains Smith s ingenious methods and also uncovers the themes of his art