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January 27, 2016

Gregory CrewdsonCathedral of the pines

In his series of large-format color photographs Cathedral of the Pines, Crewdson takes the viewer to the forests of Becket, Massachusetts—the locale of his earliest childhood memories and his home since 2011. This video pinpoints Crewdson’s intimate psychological reconnection to shooting staged photographs.

In these pictures I was very conscious of attempting to say, in a literal way, almost nothing. I wanted almost exclusively the meanings to reside on light, and atmosphere, and color. I just want enough of a story to bring the viewer in and to create a sense of mystery.

Gregory Crewdson

Artwork © Gregory Crewdson. Video by Lea Khayata (Pushpin Films) and Elettra Fiumi.

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