I've also pursued the Thomas Allen concept of the cutout slightly further. I found a book featuring images of Marilyn Monroe throughout her career, glossy black and white photographs, both candid and professional.
I then proceeded to cut the hell out of the publication, turning the images into 3D miniature scenes. This is what I have come to love about this process, images seem to come alive when given perspective, popping out from the page.
I took these cutouts into the studio and played around with different lighting techniques, yet again adding another layer of context to these images.
Here's what i came up with: