Wednesday, June 12, 2013

wiw vol 24 - Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

2012- NR- 1 hour 17 minutes
Streaming Netflix


Filmed over a decade, Brief Encounters follows internationally renowned photographer Gregory Crewdsons quest to create his unique, surreal, and incredibly elaborate portraits of suburban life. He sets a house on fire, builds 90 foot sets with crews of sixty, shuts down city streets...all in the service of his haunted image of American life, and his own anxieties, dreams and inner desires. Brief Encounters is an intimate portrait of one of the most heralded image-makers of our time. 

Another week, another great artist. I found his images to be stunning, and the amount of time and production that goes into one of his images is unheard of. They are basically movie sets for and he is capturing one frame of a movie. It's just amazing what he captures.