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 (5)
- Pick-up 17,453 photos, 354 members
- Diecast Station-Wagons cars 831 photos, 46 members
- mid-century illustrated 19,890 photos, 2,989 members
- Mid-Century Home Brochures and Ephemera 1,352 photos, 402 members
- 20th-Century Prefab Homes 616 photos, 170 members
- Thunderbirds 4,546 photos, 508 members
- Vintage Storefront Design (1940s-1950s) 3,606 photos, 576 members
- Tucker Cars 318 photos, 97 members
- Fluidr 27,166 photos, 789 members
- Looking Into the Past 2,578 photos, 4,187 members
- Grim Christmas 78 photos, 28 members
- Where We Make 30 photos, 11 members
- Show us your best 105,548 photos, 4,038 members
- Ultimate Doll Interiors 3,854 photos, 739 members
- Auto-Nocturne 786 photos, 71 members
- Marguerite Patten-Frightening Food Images 126 photos, 154 members
- PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY 32,820 photos, 715 members
- Model Trailers 90 photos, 23 members
- * EXPLORE Photos ~Made Explore! " 17,309 photos, 1,427 members
- People who like really old stuff...or stuff that looks old 1,636 photos, 78 members
- Unintentionally gay 519 photos, 560 members
- A CUP OF ART -- (NO INVITATION REQUIRED) 15,145 photos, 1,456 members
- Potato Wednesdays 153 photos, 63 members
- In My Garage 915 photos, 122 members
- Robot Parade! 1,922 photos, 147 members
- Robot Art 5,235 photos, 504 members
- ROBOTS: technology + pop culture 16,287 photos, 3,593 members
- handmade architecture models 2,167 photos, 466 members
- Dioramas 29,938 photos, 872 members
- TRAIN AND TRAIN MODEL LOVERS HANGOUT 5,779 photos, 121 members
- nighthawks 278,676 photos, 18,801 members
- Elgin Park 134 photos, 160 members
- Self-Portrait Fauxtique 796 photos, 187 members
- The Time Travellers' Photo Album 512 photos, 88 members
- BEST photos of Models..Railroads, DieCast, Dioramas, and MORE..! 7,352 photos, 314 members
- Diorama Models Photo Gallery 3,964 photos, 112 members
- Toy Photographers 47,049 photos, 1,644 members
- Children's Books Unpublished Age 3-10 1,955 photos, 382 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 337,523 photos, 20,714 members
- Diecast Realism 4,342 photos, 105 members
- Scaled Down 21,637 photos, 688 members
- ~~~Automobile Lovers, Post 1, Comment 3 PLEASE!~~~ 1,876 photos, 177 members
- STUDEBAKER - Different By Design 7,076 photos, 484 members
- Studebakers 926 photos, 124 members
- DeSoto Automobiles / USA: 1929 - 1961 8,612 photos, 619 members
- Rat Finks! 1,382 photos, 223 members
- Hoosier cabinets ~ United We Stand! 200 photos, 265 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