All the rooms in these images are miniatures, photographed in the Art Institute of Chicago. We couldn’t find any 3″ tall women, so some compositing was necessary.
Deep in the basement of the Art Institute of Chicago is a room full of miniatures. “The 68 Thorne Miniature Rooms enable one to glimpse elements of European interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s and American furnishings from the 17th century to the 1930s. Painstakingly constructed on a scale of one inch to one foot, these fascinating models were conceived by Mrs. James Ward Thorne of Chicago and constructed between 1932 and 1940 by master craftsmen according to her specifications.”
Because the light in the rooms couldn’t be set up we had to match lighting in the studio. This was done using a combination of different ways- using large v flats, flagging our lights so the shadows would match, and matching fill light.