In today's Sunday New York times (May, 30) there's an interesting (to me) article on Gregory Crewdson who creates elaborate movie like sets/scenes and then photographs them. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/30/arts/design/30GRAN.html A number of other artist/photographers are working in the same genre creating "scenes" with and without people. Some who are well worth checking out are: Robert ParkeHarrison, David Leventhal, Kahn & Selesnick, Sandy Skogland, James Casebere and Nic Nicosia to name a few notables. Whats interesting (again to me) is they are using photography, a medium historically known for capturing reality to document scenes they have created from their own imaginations. Almost always the scenes and therefore the images are somehow odd...some more overtly strange than others. In viewing them, your mind (perhaps, again, just mine) is saying "photograph", but the images are not of anything actually found in the real world, unless of course you live in a small town outside of Cleveland sorry...just being frivolous...and isnt that what this is all about? If there is a question here, and Im not certain there is, what do you think of this "manufactured...created out of whole cloth" sort of work? I find it fascinating and in many ways like painting, but you may have a different opinion. What do you think?