Les Artistes

 "Pair(s)" september - december 2015

Born in the USA in 1962, he lives and works in New York.

American photographer Gregory Crewdson is known for his surreal, unsettling photographs of American suburbia. His work reminds one of David Lynch (Crewdson admits Blue Velvet had a huge impact on him) and Edward Hopper. In Crewdson own words he has “always been interested in the commonplace, in finding a sense of beauty and mystery in everyday life. I’ve always been interested in the psychological nature of picture, in trying to explain my own fear and anxiety and desire in photographs. The pictures are my means of trying to find meaning in the world.” As a spectator, we are confronted with eerie, disturbing views of Americans in their homes, their loneliness and unhappiness apparent. Jeannette Catsoulis has written about Crewdson’s photographs: “His subjects pose with beaten-down expressions, encouraging us to create our own narrative. It doesn’t have a happy ending.” Crewdson always stages his photographs and works with prop masters, production designers and lightning specialists to create visually powerful images.