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 17,424 photos, 353 members
- Diecast Station-Wagons cars 828 photos, 45 members
- mid-century illustrated 20,573 photos, 2,987 members
- Mid-Century Home Brochures and Ephemera 1,352 photos, 401 members
- 20th-Century Prefab Homes 616 photos, 170 members
- Thunderbirds 4,539 photos, 506 members
- Vintage Storefront Design (1940s-1950s) 3,598 photos, 575 members
- Tucker Cars 318 photos, 97 members
- Fluidr 26,955 photos, 789 members
- Looking Into the Past 2,579 photos, 4,187 members
- Grim Christmas 78 photos, 28 members
- Where We Make 30 photos, 11 members
- Show us your best 105,307 photos, 4,037 members
- Ultimate Doll Interiors 3,854 photos, 739 members
- Auto-Nocturne 786 photos, 70 members
- Marguerite Patten-Frightening Food Images 126 photos, 154 members
- PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY 32,743 photos, 715 members
- Model Trailers 90 photos, 23 members
- * EXPLORE Photos ~Made Explore! " 17,174 photos, 1,424 members
- People who like really old stuff...or stuff that looks old 1,636 photos, 78 members
- Unintentionally gay 519 photos, 559 members
- A CUP OF ART -- (NO INVITATION REQUIRED) 15,053 photos, 1,456 members
- Potato Wednesdays 153 photos, 63 members
- In My Garage 915 photos, 122 members
- Robot Parade! 1,920 photos, 146 members
- Robot Art 5,232 photos, 503 members
- ROBOTS: technology + pop culture 16,273 photos, 3,592 members
- handmade architecture models 2,167 photos, 465 members
- Dioramas 29,895 photos, 872 members
- TRAIN AND TRAIN MODEL LOVERS HANGOUT 5,775 photos, 121 members
- nighthawks 278,326 photos, 18,791 members
- Elgin Park 134 photos, 159 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..! 7,339 photos, 314 members
- Diorama Models Photo Gallery 3,942 photos, 112 members
- Toy Photographers 46,704 photos, 1,637 members
- Children's Books Unpublished Age 3-10 1,954 photos, 382 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 336,579 photos, 20,705 members
- Diecast Realism 4,326 photos, 104 members
- Scaled Down 21,617 photos, 689 members
- ~~~Automobile Lovers, Post 1, Comment 3 PLEASE!~~~ 1,876 photos, 177 members
- STUDEBAKER - Different By Design 7,060 photos, 482 members
- Studebakers 926 photos, 124 members
- DeSoto Automobiles / USA: 1929 - 1961 8,606 photos, 618 members
- Rat Finks! 1,382 photos, 220 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