Part of the event
Acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson doesn’t just “take” his images, he creates them, through elaborate days and weeks of invention, design, and set-up. The epic production of these movie-like images is both intensely personal and highly public: they begin in Crewdson’s deepest desires and memories, but come to life on streets and soundstages in the hills towns of Western Massachusetts. In his decade-long project Beneath the Roses he uses light, color and character to conjure arresting images, managing a crew of 60 amidst seemingly countless logistical and creative obstacles. Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, directed by Ben Shapiro, not only gives great insight into Crewdson’s elaborate creative process to capture the perfect image but also reveals the life-story behind the work.
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters on show at Design Indaba Filmfest 2014 on 26 February. Buy your ticket here.