January 1st photo shoot [ with giant head ]

I have received a ton of responses to the Photo Shoot Setup.

www.flickr.com/photos/24796741@N05/4237624126/in/photostr...

 

I enjoy giving away trade secrets, so here is that exact same setup, but it's at camera level. You can see how the trees, which are about a block away, are in the proper perspective to the model.

 

As for myself being in the shot, it has nothing to do with vanity. Really.

 

 

I do look like the prototype for the Abominable Snowman from the Rudolf the Reindeer Christmas special.

 

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  • mgw_wgw 5y

    An amusing juxtaposition of modeller, cars and trees as the background :)
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  • Min Lee 5y

    great photo!
  • MrKinnaman 5y

    I really love your work. Have you ever thought of presenting it to someone to actually build a real town. like a theme park vacation spot.
  • Michael Paul Smith PRO 5y

    MrKinnaman, now that would be a wonderful thing!
    I do know there's a vintage Trailer Park that has been converted into
    a Mobile Home Motel.
    When I win Maga Bucks I will surely look into building a full scale Elgin Park. Complete with a train whistle echoing off in the distance.
  • Theresa Thompson 5y

    When that happens I'll be the first to purchase a lifetime pass.
  • Amcarfan92 5y

    Can I purchase a house and a car in Elgin park? I want a medium big white house and a Chrysler Turbine or Chrysler 300. Thank you mayor Michael for making this wonderful city, wish I lived back then, rather be born in 1930-40s than 1992. Amazing pictures!
  • René Vallente 5y

    Paul.Thee are the best I have ever seen.
    Very great work.
  • Melsner 5y

    Your work is amazing! Thanks for sharing your methods.
  • Bonard Axel 5y

    Indeed! this is really super funny, and the model cars (and set) looks really great :)
  • JonDM 5y

    That's awesome! Your images are great to look through and even better when you find out they're pictures of models!
  • Ray Williams 5y

    I want you to help me figure out how to shoot my amusement park like this!!!!!!! OMGOODNESS! If not for your head, I would have assumed this to be an outside shot of a snowy parking lot. ******** I'm speechless.
  • Retro Mama69 PRO 5y

    OMG, you are a great artist... Congratulations, it is perfect!!!
  • Harry Lipson PRO 5y

    you are the man!
  • Jenny Wall the Time Traveling Pirate 4y

    haha this is the best!!
  • Thomas Paul Konzett 4y

    a couple of weeks ago i came across your amazing work on flickr. now look what i found in the german magazine View. You are among the "people of the month." The title says "god of the small things."
    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomaspaul/5478914046/]
  • Stephanie Cameron PRO 4y

    If I had your talent I would plaster my face and name all over everything! Awesome shot... way to force us to believe that it is models.
  • WWW.FOTOMOMENTS.RU PRO 4y

    God bless you Michael and give you health and opportunity to do this amazing piece of art. looking at all this, i wish i lived in America in 50's-60's. great work! don't you open some museum to exhibit your artwork?
  • beardguy57 PRO 4y

    LoL, it's the attack of the 100 foot tall amazing colossal man!
  • Ashley Pomeroy 4y

    Ah. I see. At first I thought it was a story about a modelmaker who made enormous models of his head as a means of advertising his services. How wrong I was. The head is normal. It was the cars that were small.

    But, really, you should make a huge model of your head, and insert it into a normal-sized street scene. That would close the circle.
  • lloyd759 2y

    I had the same thought about the Abominable Snowman (Bumble!) Love your work!!
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