Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters trailer

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters provides an unparalleled view of the intimate choreography of his images. This film is part of Design Indaba FilmFest 2014.

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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