28 August 2019

Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson hails from Brooklyn, NY and is a graduate of the Yale School of Art. He has been developing his style of photography for over 30 years, and his unique works are instantly recognisable.

Crewdson's work is cinematic in construction, producing intimate 'frozen moments' that linger with the viewer. Snapshots of suburban life that unveil the loneliness, the dark impulses and secrets that lurk beneath the surface.

Image Copyright - Gregory Crewdson

But these images go way beyond snapshots or portraits. Each image is carefully designed and produced by a large crew. These are staged images planned with as much attention to detail as a large scale Hollywood film. Weather is created using dry ice, and lighting is used to enhance the mood and feel of the shot.

Crewdson is not only a technical genius but a master storyteller, creating images that take time to create but a lot longer to forget. 

Image copyright Gregory Crewdson

His work had been exhibited in The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is now a Director of Graduate Studies in Photography.