This Man Reincarnated His Childhood Town Into Something That Will Completely Stun You

You always remember the place where you spent your childhood. It has a special wonderful place in your heart that can never be replace by anything else in this world. But what if you could recreate those memories back and relive your childhood. Well, Michael has done the same and it is unbelievably awesome!

1. The town photographed here is both quaint and beautiful

1. The town photographed here is both quaint and beautiful

2. Each picture here seems to tell a story of how life used to be in the United States.

2. Each picture here seems to tell a story of how life used to be in the United States.

3. Although there’s not much going on in these pictures, but it’s obvious that this town is nothing but charm.

3. Although there’s not much going on in these pictures, but it’s obvious that this town is nothing but charm.

4. And, as it turns out, also not real.

4. And, as it turns out, also not real.

5. Michael builds custom miniature models and sets, meticulously crafting every detail.

5. Michael builds custom miniature models and sets, meticulously crafting every detail.

6. Then, the 60 year-old photographer creates the hyper-realistic images.

6. Then, the 60 year-old photographer creates the hyper-realistic images.

7. If you didn’t know any better, you might think these are vintage photos of a town from a few decades ago…

7. If you didn’t know any better, you might think these are vintage photos of a town from a few decades ago…

8. And NOT the extremely small models this man built.

8. And NOT the extremely small models this man built.

9. He started building these models as an exercise. He wanted to practice his craft and also photography.

9. He started building these models as an exercise. He wanted to practice his craft and also photography.

10. He never imagined he would recreate the home town that he grew up in

10. He never imagined he would recreate the home town that he grew up in

11. To Michael, this is what quintessential America looked like when he was a kid.

11. To Michael, this is what quintessential America looked like when he was a kid.

12. It is absolutely stunning

12. It is absolutely stunning

13. If “Elgin Park” were a real town, I would love to live there.

13. If “Elgin Park” were a real town, I would love to live there.

14. He creates the scenes by setting up Danbury Mint and Franklin Mint die cast autos and trucks in front of his models on card tables.

14. He creates the scenes by setting up Danbury Mint and Franklin Mint die cast autos and trucks in front of his models on card tables.

15. Then, he uses the surrounding scenery to make the backgrounds for the photos.

15. Then, he uses the surrounding scenery to make the backgrounds for the photos.

16. You just have to have the right PERSPECTIVE

16. You just have to have the right PERSPECTIVE

17. And a Creative Imagination can take you a long way.

17. And a Creative Imagination can take you a long way.

18. Just like Michael...

18. Just like Michael...

19. Usually the resulting photos are completely convincing.

19. Usually the resulting photos are completely convincing.

20. Even when you know what’s going on behind the scenes.

20. Even when you know what’s going on behind the scenes.

21. It’s all an illusion.

21. It’s all an illusion.

22. But Michael is able to make an incredibly convincing one.

22. But Michael is able to make an incredibly convincing one.

23. He just lets his imagination go wild

23. He just lets his imagination go wild

24. His selfies aren’t part of the official photo series, but I think they just add to the charm of his work.

24. His selfies aren’t part of the official photo series, but I think they just add to the charm of his work.

25. and the charm certainly doesn't stop here

25. and the charm certainly doesn't stop here

26. It gets better and better

26. It gets better and better

27. You still can't believe your eyes right?

27. You still can't believe your eyes right?

28. Well that's the beauty of Michael's work

28. Well that's the beauty of Michael's work

29. You know its not true but it sure seems like one.

29. You know its not true but it sure seems like one.

30. I'm star-struck!

30. I'm star-struck!
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