Artist creates realistic looking historical photos using miniature car models

For the last 25 years Michael Paul Smith, has spent a lot of his time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs to form a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.

Smith places them in miniature dioramas and uses forced perspective to make parts of the real world blend with his pictures to add more realism.

Smith’s Flickr gallery often pairs his brilliant illusions with a picture that breaks their carefully arranged perspective and reveals how he managed to blend reality and his imagined history.