It's not really time for skullduggery. I just wanted to use that word in the headline.
I have trotted out good old "Death" for a few shots. He doesn't always look good in a photo (who does?). He does, however, put the genuine "morte" in nature morte, nest-ce pas ?
Occasionally, he will shine. The trick is to make him look natural and not contrived. And he has a natural smirk, sort of.