Tableaux has certainly never been my strong suit as far as the photographic arts go. That does now, however, mean that I can't recognize beautiful work in that manner when I see it, and Time With Guests by Adrien Broom is just that.
The work on her websites spans several different traditional photographic avenues, but all has the feel of a single photographer, a clear vision.
She lists Gregory Crewdson as an influence in her work, along with a painter or two. Elements of Crewdson can clearly be seen in this series, but in a fresh light.
The tradition of shooting stills that are cinematic has always fascinated me, the act of carrying out such an elaborately staged moment all for just that, a single moment. Implying a plot and drama and depth of characters and situation all in a single frame.