June 17th, 2013

Look3: Gregory Crewdson on Inspiration, Repetition, and Huge Productions

©Jessica Earnshaw

©Jessica Earnshaw

Photographer Gregory Crewdson, who has inspired nearly as much awe for the size of his productions as for his evocative, cinematic work, told an audience at Look3 Festival of the Photograph on Saturday that he’s just starting a new body of work, and he’s done with shooting huge productions.

Crewdson offered no details about his latest project. “I don’t want to go too much more into it, because honestly it’s a bit of a mystery for myself,” he said. But he also said, “I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the [production] scale of Beneath the Roses. I feel no need to. So what happens next is going to be a smaller version of that.”

Crewdson made the remarks at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville Saturday afternoon, when he appeared on stage for a conversation about his work and career with NPR host Alex Chadwick.

Crewdson is known for his elaborately lit tableaux, shot at twilight in declining towns and neighborhoods of New England, that capture a sense of anxiety, mystery and foreboding. (more…)

September 30th, 2010

Special Offer for PDN Readers: Gregory Crewdson/A.O. Scott/Noah Baumbach Times Talk

In the September issue of PDN we wrote about Sanctuary, Gregory Crewdson’s new book of black and white photographs made at the famed Cinecitta film studios in Rome, Italy, where directors from Rossellini to Fellini to Scorsese have worked on films.

This Tuesday New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, who wrote the introduction to Crewdson’s book, will interview Crewdson and writer-director Noah Baumbach in a TimesTalk, “Stories & Pictures.” PDN readers can purchase a special price ticket to the TimesTalk, $15 instead of $30. To get the special ticket price enter code NYTTF when ordering at TimesTalks.com.

Stories & Pictures: Noah Baumbach, Gregory Crewdson, and A.O. Scott
Tuesday, October 5th
6:30 – 8:30 PM

TheTimesCenter
242 West 41st St. NYC