In Beneath the Roses, anonymous townscape, forest clearings and broad, desolate streets are revealed as sites of mystery and wonder; similarity, ostensibly banal interiors become the staging grounds for strange human scenarios. Gregory Crewdson’s scenes are tangibly atmospheric: visually alluring and often deeply disquieting. Never anchored precisely in time or place,located in the dystopic landscape of the anxious American Imagination.
Gregory Crewdson's photographs usually take place in small town America, but are dramatic and cinematic. They feature often disturbing, surreal events. The photographs are shot using a large crew, and are elaborately staged and lit.
"Untitled (North By Northwest)" -- Gregory Crewdson. Artist and photographer Gregory Crewdson doesn't so much take photos as make them. Alex Chadwick talks with Crewdson about how he uses techniques of film to stage pictures -- and, some critics say, transform the medium of photography.