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In pictures: Miniature worlds

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From Sydney and Los Angeles to Hong Kong, artist Joshua Smith's small models depict the buildings of big cities. Everything in them is reduced to scale, down to worn posters and discarded cigarette stubs.

image copyrightJoshua Smith
image copyrightJoshua Smith
image copyrightJoshua Smith

This model is based on a building found on Willow Street, in the Tenderloin neighbourhood of San Francisco.

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This shipping container was originally located in Haymarket in Sydney, before Smith shrunk it down to size.

image copyrightJoshua Smith
image copyrightJoshua Smith

This building is also based on one found in Sydney's Chinatown, and contains LED lights to keep it illuminated at night. Smith has even recreated the bin bags left on the street.

image copyrightJoshua Smith
image copyrightJoshua Smith
image copyrightJoshua Smith
image copyrightJoshua Smith

Smith's work features in New Realities, a group show that runs until 25 March 2017 at the Muriel Guepin Gallery in New York.

All photographs courtesy of the Muriel Guepin Gallery