Crewdson’s photographs usually take place in small-town America but are dramatic and cinematic. They are elaborately staged and lit; expertly constructed to the smallest detail.
His surreal images are often melancholic or disturbing, offering ambiguous narrative suggestions and blurring boundaries between fiction and reality. Gregory Crewdson works with large production teams to scout and shoot his images. This painstaking work and preparation of sets, lighting and cast, is explained by Crewdson. ‘My pictures are about a search for a moment – a perfect moment.’