The Imagined Worlds of Gregory Crewdson

April 27, 2014

When Gregory Crewdson creates one of his photographs, it is truly a Hollywood production. Each photograph requires days of location scouting usually in western Massachusetts. Once the models are hired and the location is found, the street is completely closed off and scaffolded lights and fog machines are brought in. For the one photograph, a crew of about 40 people is required. The resulting large format film images portray a strangely dark world filled with bold colors and characters who often appear haunted by an unseen force. Each scene is a moment the invites the viewer into it and create their own story for each photograph. A documentary about Crewdson and his work titled “Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters” is available on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes. 

text written by Canbra Hodsdon