This post was written by guest blogger Stephany Aulenback.
First Photo: Gregory Crewdson’s Untitled on the Aspen Art Museum site.
American photographer Gregory Crewdson creates elaborate photographic tableaux that portray unusual, often fantastic moments of middle-class life. Utilizing a full range of props and settings, Crewdson shoots highly constructed compositions that depict individuals interacting with their often confusing world. Like others of his generation, his work seems to owe a great deal to Hollywood cinema while questioning photography’s traditional role as a recorder of facts.