Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gregory Crewdson

I thought it was about time that I posted some fine art photography again.
As wikipedia put it "Gregory Crewdson (born September 26, 1962) is an American photographer who is best known for elaborately staged, surreal scenes of American homes and neighborhoods."
Crewdson has taken the idea of the "constructed image" to a new level that few will be able to recreate. He is known to shut down Main Street of a town, controling every moment with his mega phone. Stop lights will be paused on yellow, found actors will be told to "hold your breath in 3, 2, 1", and giant spot lights will rain down from the sky as if God as parted the clouds.
Crewdson may be a bit of a control freak, but with access to a budget like that....why not.
***Warning: some images contain nudity***

^^this gives you an idea of the size of the prints

^the puppetier himself, Gregory Crewdson

^some of the equipement used

Crewdson newest exhibition, Sanctuary, features a very different style of work.

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