Gregory Crewdson is an American photographer who is best known for elaborately staged, surreal scenes of American homes and neighborhoods.Crewdson, is perhaps my favorit photographer.
Crewdson was born in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.
Crewdson studied photography at SUNY Purchase, near Port Chester, NY. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence, Cooper Union, Vassar College, and Yale University where he has been on the faculty since 1993.
He is now professor at Yale.
Gregory Crewdson works within a photographic tradition that combines the documentary style of William Eggleston and Walker Evans with the dream-like vision of filmmakers such as David Lynch and Stephen Spielberg.
Crewdsonâ€™s method is equally filmic, building elaborate sets to take pictures of extraordinary detail and narrative portent.
Recent series include Twilight and Beneath the Roses, everyday scenes with charged, surreal moods that hint at the longings and malaise of suburban America.
These pictures are like incomplete sentences, with little reference to prior events or what may follow.