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Cathedral of the Pines Gregory Crewdson

Author

Gregory Crewdson

Published Date

22-03-2016

Publisher

Aperture

ISBN

9781597113502

A retreat in the quiet Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts in 2011 led Crewdson to experience an aesthetic awakening.

About this book

A retreat in the quiet Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts in 2011 led Crewdson to experience an aesthetic awakening. When Gregory Crewdson stumbled upon a hiking trail named Cathedral of the Pines, he found his creative inspiration. He is known for his cinematic grandeur, like the enchanting photographs of an elaborately staged, surreal tableau of suburban life in Twilight published in 2002. In this series, the meticulous staging is toned down to create intimacy as the photographed subjects are allknown to Crewdson. His exploration of the tensions between alienation and longing and the relationship between humanity and nature is captivating and aesthetically breathtaking.

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