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Rick Finkelstein is a master at dioramas. While many of the mini scenes that have cropped up over the last few months have revolved around toy characters living in a big world, this talented artist and photographer has decided to create deceptively life-like scenarios instead. By creating such a cinematic world, Rick Finkelstein forces people to question what is real and not real.
Originally a trial lawyer and law professor, Rick Finkelstein found his calling in art later in life. Starting with dark and menacing charcoal drawings centered around the crime scenes and accidents that came up in his cases, Rick Finkelstein stumbled upon the art of dioramas. His past career shapes his work. Rick Finkelstein writes, “A criminal trial lawyer does two things. He tells stories. And he also frames a case, decides what is included and excluded.”