A link to the Flickr stream of Michael Paul Smith was passed to me by my friend Paul Dunning. I’ve followed various links to Mr Smith’s Smugmug pages, and present what I think of as one of the best images.
Michael Paul Smith builds intricate sets to display his model car collection, and then takes them out into the real world to match them against real backgrounds in order to photograph them. The combination of point of view, depth of field and natural daylight makes the scenes come to life.
The models are built to 1/24th scale (one-half inch equals one foot). I have to say that the size of this scale makes believable photography that much easier, but these are still superb examples of the craft.