You know how some people just can’t seem to throw anything away? Well, Vik Muniz is one of those people and he has amassed a collection of junk that would make any pack rat jealous. In order to create his photo series "Bulfinch's Recycling Yard," Muniz filled a large warehouse in his native Sao Paulo with garbage and discarded industrial materials he collected over time -- everything from coils and wire to car doors and old pianos. He then installed a camera high above on a catwalk and hired an army of assistants to arrange this massive amount of materials into recreations of famous Greek and Roman mythological paintings.

Icarus, after Titian, 2006, digital c-print

SFist Shelley, contributing