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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Wood, Glue, a Card Table, and a Vision

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A friend wrote “They are so realistic that the pictures with him in them are creepy!”  He’s not wrong.

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©Michael Paul Smith

Michael Paul Smith has loads and loads of patience.  Enough patience, as a matter of fact, to produce the picture above from the hand-made elements below.  It’s shocking how realistic his photos are.  And of course, they’re not just realistic; they’re quite beautiful, too.  They remind me of a trove of my mother’s pictures I stumbled across last year. They feel like a window into another time.

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

©Michael Paul Smith

AAAH! ©Michael Paul Smith

AAAH! ©Michael Paul Smith

In addition to the astonishingly meticulolusly-crafted scenes, photographed in stunningly realistic style, each picture on his Flickr account include a description of the photo, and his memories that inspired the scene.  Absolutely fascinating.

Of course, like any really good story, there’s a dark side, too. I’ll let him tell you in his own words.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

3 thoughts on “Wood, Glue, a Card Table, and a Vision

  1. This is pretty cool. I probably like this because I build model train buildings (nowhere near as realistically as this–but it is something I aspire to.

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