The (Un)Scene: Gregory Crewdson At Rome’s Cinecittà

September 2, 2010

By Conor Risch

© Gregory Crewdson

Though he shot in the dead of summer, Crewdson wet the ground and pumped fog into many of the scenes because he wanted them to feel "soaked."

Were Gregory Crewdson’s name not printed on the cover of his new monograph, Sanctuary (Abrams), chances are that most people would struggle to guess the work is his. Part return to Crewdson’s earliest days as a photographer and part progression into new artistic territory, the photographs in the book bear little resemblance to Crewdson’s signature scenes, with their cinematic feel,...

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