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Between Moments: Gregory Crewdson

I have featured Gregory Crewdson numerous times because I think his work is fascinating and visually exciting. This article on Faded + Blurred gives much greater insight into his methods and ideas and there are many more pictures than we have found before.

“My pictures must first be beautiful, but that beauty is not enough. I strive to convey an underlying edge of anxiety, of isolation, of fear. ” – Gregory Crewdson
Few photographers have had such a dramatic impact on photography as Gregory Crewdson. Like Richard Avedon or Henri Cartier-Bresson before him, Crewdson fundamentally changed not only the photographic language, but also the process of creating images and, in doing so, established himself as one of the most visionary photographers of the last decade. His photographs hang in museums, galleries and private collections all over the world and can sell for upwards of $100,000, but seeing him on the set of one of his productions, you might think he looks more like a film director than what has traditionally been the image of a photographer. In fact, he rarely even presses the shutter button. “I prefer not to be behind the camera,” he says, “because I want the most direct experience with the subject as possible.” Creating one of his photographs means dozens of crew members, unbelievably large budgets, and magnificent environments that require sets to be built or streets and neighborhoods to be temporarily shut down. Large in scale and obsessively detailed, they are made even bigger by what the viewer doesn’t see. “In all my pictures,” he says “what I am ultimately interested in is that moment of transcendence or transportation, where one is transported into another place, into a perfect, still world.” READ MORE

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3 responses to “Between Moments: Gregory Crewdson

  1. Mark Mcalinden October 28, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Hi
    Interesting article.Thank you.
    i just wanted to point out that the 2nd photograph down, of the girl with the doll, is in fact by Ryan Schude, a Los Angeles artist, whom we have shown works from before and one whom will be having his firts solo show at our gallery -BG Gallery- opening 8th November.
    Best Regards
    Mark Mcalinden

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