Michael Paul Smith makes brilliant photographs of (fictional) Egin Park (top), circa 1950’s. His setups (bottom) seamlessly integrate model- and full-scale.
Born in Pennsylvania in 1950, Michael has been building scale models for over 25 years. His model making skills have been accumulated through his varied job and life experiences; he has been a text book illustrator, wallpaper hanger and house painter, designer of museum displays, architectural model maker, and art director for retail stores. His love of the 20th Century has been a constant inspiration for all of his work.
Michael Paul Smith [Flickr]
Liu Xianping has become somewhat of a celebrity in China. When his granddaughter needed someone to model for her women’s fashion store, he stepped up to do it. Apparently, his figure is the envy of women all over China. I can’t quite decide if I think this is really sweet of him or not…
When he painted American Gothic, Graham Wood used two models: his sister, Nan Wood Graham, and his dentist, Byron McKeeby, both pictured above.
A really interesting bit about hand models, including head shots so you can see what they really look like. I never knew that one could be a full-time hand model. Apparently it means using lots of lotion and wearing gloves all the time. Pictured above is Elizabeth Barbour:
During a photo shoot in 1983, Elizabeth Barbour says she “tilted her hand in such a way” that the photographers captured the perfect shot of her hand grazing a glass. The shot was the basis for the redesign of the Palmolive soap label, which is still around to this day. She was paid $650 for the shoot and calls the experience “one of the funniest things I’ve ever done.”
The Faces Behind the Famous Hands [BigMoney]
This isn’t a painting. Don’t believe me? The (live) model and everything else in the scene were painted in such a way to make it look like a painting. Amazing!
The top women’s magazine in Germany, ‘Brigitte’, has officially stopped working with professional models, saying “the entire modelling industry is anorexic.” The average professional model weighs 23% less than the average woman. In the past, Brigitte has had to photoshop added weight onto models to make them resemble their readers.
Lebert said the magazine would call on German women to put themselves forward as models for fashion and makeup articles.
“We’re looking for women who have their own identity, whether it be the 18-year-old A-level student, the company chairwoman, the musician, or the footballer,” he said, adding that he wanted a mix between prominent and completely unknown women and would look out for politicians and actresses interested in modelling.
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Tagged Anoerixia, Finally, Germany, Industry, Model, Photoshop, Skinny, Unrealistic, Weight, Women
This model car is made entirely of Guinness cans. There are some made from other kinds of cans after the link.
Cool Cars Cast Creatively from Cans [Make]