This wonderful shot is actually a 1/24th scale model! . I learned of his fascinating photography from the NYTimes. The work is by Michael Paul Smith. There are MANY more photos at his Flicker site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24796741@N05/sets/72157604247242338/
By the way, that’s Baking Soda there in the road…
These photos are not so ordinary as it might appear at first glance. The fact is that each and every shot is a part of a miniature world called Elgin Park carefully constructed and photographed by Michael Paul Smith. To get this effect it was used an old trick described in many specialized books. You should just put the model in one line with the background. And no photoshop! All buildings are constructed on a scale 1 / 24 by the author. That’s how Michael Paul Smith transforms his love for 20 centuries into real modern art.