The last time that I finished up work for a massive show then had down time, I created a myriad of 1/6th scale tableaus that I painstakingly set up and photographed as a counterbalance to "serious" art. History is repeating itself, although perhaps more intelligently this time, since I'm really trying to create a confusion between what is a miniature set and what is a real room. I had starting going this route about a year and a half ago, but didn't have the wherewithal at the time to keep pushing the limit, but I've create some scenes this weekend that have come out pretty well:
This is a redo of one that I tried last year. I used flash this time to simulate the look of a point-and-shoot camera in an actual room. I think it's more convincing that even lighting.
When I began the first one, I thought it might just be a pointless redo of my previous kitchen scene, but I like the vantage point here a bit better. If you just give it a once over, it's pretty convincing.
So, this is pretty much the series. I'm going to probably move on. The bad thing about the "Hoarders"-inspired scenes is that, while amusing, they make their point rather quickly.