Australian artist Joshua Smith has an unsurpassed eye for detail and he uses it to pack a surreal amount of details into his urban miniature cities. In order to see all of the details you’d need a magnifying glass and a lot of time!

Smith is well-known for his microscopic artwork. His latest collection, Temple Street, turns the familiar grit of urban life into small-scale models you can’t stop staring at. The focal point of Temple Street is modeled after a real apartment block in Kowloon City, Hong Kong.

Joshua Smith

Smith included every last detail, no matter how small. He included itty-bitty advertisements, graffiti, cracks in concrete, rust, interior apartment decor and many other minute details of a run down apartment complex in a big city.

Joshua Smith

“I want viewers to be fooled, if I take a photo of the completed work in sunlight, to think it is the real thing,” Smith told ArchDaily.

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

The closer you get the more details you see

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Coffee anyone?

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