Jason Shmidt, directed by Vanessa Beecroft. Influenced by Manets Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe and McCarthy's The Garden.
Ryan Shude, all Untitled. Taken from http://www.modny73.com/artwork/photography/living-pictures-tableau-vivant-photography-by-ryan-schude.
Adad Hannah, Taken from googleimages.com
As I look at more images I'm finding more and more that the tableau vivant style has these qualities; they are dream like, surreal and have a fairytale like narrative. The images are either frozen moments, or what i'll call 'still time', meaning the scene is still but there is still suggestion of time. The lighting is often very dark with suggestion of light, this creates quite a dramatic effect, and makes one think of spotlight lighting on a stage.