Beneath the roses

Gregory Crewdson (photographer), Russell Banks (author)
This book contains the complete set of images from Gregory Crewdson's new series of photographs, made between 2003 and 2007. As in his earlier "Twilight" series, each elaborately choreographed image depicts an emotionally heightened moment in which something very important (although we never quite know what) seems to have happened or is about to happen. Like film stills from unmade movies, these p
Beneath the roses
Gregory Crewdson
Russell Banks
New York: Abrams, 2008
140 p. : ill.
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761.2 (SISO)

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About Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson (born September 26, 1962) is an American photographer. He photographs tableaux of American homes and neighborhoods.

Life and career

Crewdson was born in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. He attended John Dewey High School, graduating early.

As a teenager, he was part of a power pop group called The Speedies that hit the New York scene. Their song, "Let Me Take Your Foto" proved to be prophetic to Crewdson's future career. In 2005, Hewlett Packard used the song in advertisements to promote its digital cameras.

At Purchase College, State University of New York, he enrolled in a Photo 101 class taught by Laurie Simmons on a whim, and fell in love with the medium. He went on to study with Jan Groover before graduating. He then received his MFA in Photography at the Yale School of Art, where he is now a professor and director of graduate studies in P…Read more on Wikipedia