Elgin Park by Danny Yourd

An artist built detailed models of 1950s America to create historical photos like you've never seen.

Reclusive artist Michael Paul Smith painstakingly built and photographed “Elgin Park,” an miniature imaginary suburb that evokes a nostalgic, more innocent past.

Working in seclusion for many years, Michael’s work went viral, as people were captivated by his work’s artful, gentle beauty.

But this intimate short documentary discovers a more somber, sadder truth: much of Michael’s dreamy art is in reaction to a childhood full of loneliness, bullying, violence and painful family secrets.

Ultimately hopeful, ‘Elgin Park’ shows how one ordinary yet remarkable man transforms his pain into art that resonates with audiences and finds a place in an often difficult world.




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