I was born in 1950 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
It is still my Spiritual Geographical Center even though I have been living in New England now for over 45 years.
My model making skills are an accumulation of numerous and varied jobs I've had over the years. Everything from text book illustrator, wallpaper hanger and house painter, designer of museum displays, architectural model maker, and art director for retail stores.
My love of the 20th Century has been a constant inspiration for all of my work.
Photos of Michael Paul Smith (1)
- Diecast Station-Wagons cars 613 photos, 36 members
- mid-century illustrated 15,956 photos, 2,940 members
- Mid-Century Home Brochures and Ephemera 1,288 photos, 385 members
- 20th-Century Prefab Homes 600 photos, 171 members
- Thunderbirds 3,975 photos, 486 members
- Vintage Storefront Design (1940s-1950s) 3,326 photos, 533 members
- Tucker Cars 279 photos, 88 members
- Fluidr 16,961 photos, 673 members
- Looking Into the Past 2,180 photos, 4,162 members
- Grim Christmas 76 photos, 27 members
- Where We Make 30 photos, 11 members
- Show us your best 98,334 photos, 3,985 members
- Ultimate Doll Interiors 3,717 photos, 676 members
- Auto-Nocturne 783 photos, 68 members
- Marguerite Patten-Frightening Food Images 126 photos, 155 members
- PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY 28,208 photos, 703 members
- Model Trailers 63 photos, 19 members
- * EXPLORE Photos ~Made Explore! " 10,554 photos, 1,137 members
- People who like really old stuff...or stuff that looks old 1,336 photos, 81 members
- Unintentionally gay 512 photos, 547 members
- A CUP OF ART -- (NO INVITATION REQUIRED) 14,758 photos, 1,407 members
- Potato Wednesdays 153 photos, 63 members
- In My Garage 817 photos, 118 members
- Robot Parade! 1,766 photos, 145 members
- Robot Art 4,895 photos, 487 members
- ROBOTS: technology + pop culture 15,041 photos, 3,519 members
- handmade architecture models 2,095 photos, 450 members
- Dioramas 27,241 photos, 806 members
- TRAIN AND TRAIN MODEL LOVERS HANGOUT 4,569 photos, 117 members
- nighthawks 256,296 photos, 18,431 members
- Elgin Park 131 photos, 139 members
- Self-Portrait Fauxtique 796 photos, 187 members
- The Time Travellers' Photo Album 486 photos, 85 members
- BEST photos of Models..Railroads, DieCast, Dioramas, and MORE..! 6,651 photos, 291 members
- Diorama Models Photo Gallery 3,224 photos, 100 members
- Toy Photographers 35,167 photos, 1,321 members
- Children's Books Unpublished Age 3-10 1,879 photos, 373 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 299,591 photos, 20,186 members
- diecastXchange 1,861 photos, 127 members
- Diecast Realism 3,051 photos, 86 members
- Scaled Down 19,638 photos, 657 members
- ~~~Automobile Lovers, Post 1, Comment 3 PLEASE!~~~ 1,686 photos, 177 members
- STUDEBAKER - Different By Design 5,219 photos, 469 members
- Studebakers 787 photos, 116 members
- DeSoto Automobiles / USA: 1929 - 1961 8,133 photos, 606 members
- Rat Finks! 1,199 photos, 212 members
- Hoosier cabinets ~ United We Stand! 200 photos, 262 members
x-ray delta one says:
These 'diorama' shots are a world unto themselves.
I have never seen such a complete eye for detail and
a sense of realism."
17th July, 2010
Theresa Thompson says:
"Plan on spending a considerible amount of time when visiting and leave a trail of bread crumbs- One can get lost in his photostream... He provides viewers with a colorful vision of simpler times.
Michael is the most giving, amazingly talented model maker, photographer, artist, and friend. Often times flying under the radar because he refuses to toot his own horn. That's why I'm here... HONK, HONK!
Sit back...pour yourself a tall glass of sweet tea and prepare to have your socks knocked off."
18th August, 2009
- Michael Paul Smith
- March 2008
- Sewickley Pa.
- Boston Ma, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Archivist/ Admin