Saturday, 28 November 2009

Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson's work is strange, the photographs seem like the worlds inside them are calm however there's still this feeling that something it not right. Crewdson uses quite theatrical lighting for his pieces with the lights highlighting the focus points. I feel like these photographs seem more like films still from a horror film where everything seem ok when it's not.


  1. Especially the 2nd picture looks out of the film, "the ring" or "ladywater"

  2. Hi I'm Pol from 3rd year.

    I'm a big fan of Crewdson also. The lighting is always amazing, it looks as if he uses it to "paint" color over the whole frame like a painter would do. It's a cinematographic approach as you say. Other than that, the strangeness is always a bliss. (Third picture, I love it! Look at his suitcase and the man's hands.)

    If you like the way Crewdson uses the american suburbs as his playground for strangeness, you might like films by David Lynch. There's also a more recent one by the Coen brothers: No Country for Old Men. (

    They use a similar lighting style long and slow shots etc. Crewdson may be trying to be close to films with his photography, well this film is trying to be close to photography. Check it out.

  3. Also – take a look at the following project blog – a collaboration between 2 third years, Pol Winandy and Jon Stewart; they’re creating an action-packed animated short; their attention to detail is formidable and they’re also working through all the inevitable tensions/complications that come with group working. It’s been a long, intense experience for them both, and, with five weeks to go, they’re moving into an even more pressurised phase. The environment stage is in the offing – so follow their progress and get a real insight into the minutiae of CG and story-telling; meet the future!

  4. Me again!

    Phil Hosking has just set up a blog - it's early days, but go say hello...