For some time now I have played with the thoughts about blending computer 3d graphics and my photography together. In my earlier days I loved to model, not modeling as a photographer would think, but creating 3D sculpture as cars, humans, buildings and other strange stuff. Well that was for about 10 years ago. The principal on modeling have not changed and the rules of light applies for a 3d model as it do in real world photography. So getting the hang on it again was not as hard.
The possibilities is huge as I see it, when you don’t have the wanted location. Why not just build it in a cgi environment.
One image from a ongoing project.
And several images from a finished project.