Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ted Topolewski was right

Ted thought I'd enjoy these photos of a model-maker/photographer's recreation of his childhood hometown. He was so right. Incredible.










Go to the flickr set to see more and read about how Michael Paul Smith creates these images, but here's a peek at his method.
Aaron and I have been talking about artisan-made things lately. Things made with love, care, attention to detail, generosity.


Postscript: Aaron just showed me this, posted today. Life is Tupacian, as Lew and Flan would say.

5 comments:

ted helm said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

totes tupac!!!
gorgeous!
xo,
Lew

michael R said...

"Aaron and I have been talking about artisan-made things lately. Things made with love, care, attention to detail, generosity."

I've been spending some time thinking and talking with friends about this exact thing lately. We're mostly students and getting close to graduating, and even though we're going to be entering generally creative fields (advertising, architecture, etc.) where creating is important, it doesn't necessarily compare to the idea of a traditional craft.

Being consumed by and passionate about doing something uncommonly well - making models, baking bread, raising goats, building furniture, whatever... - is very appealing. Especially when you're sitting in a class called "Integrated Communications Management" like I am right now.

Cool post and great work by the artist.

TK said...

This is totally unrelated but I wasn't sure how else to share this with you...it's a must read for an info graphics enthusiast.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/02/01/us/budget.html

I'm Jelly said...

Thanks! Had to put that up front! Maps/graphics have been exploding lately. Wish this woulda been a teaching option available when I was in high school...