As research into the world and atmosphere of the play I am working on at the moment, the director brought in the most wonderful book of Gregory Crewdson photography. Crewdson is an American photographer who is best known for his elaborately staged, surreal scenes of American homes and neighborhoods.
As I poured over the pages, I realised that this was not our first encounter. I had bought a postcard of one of his prints some time ago, but never realised who he was, or had any idea of his extensive work.
Here are a few examples, but I do urge you to investigate further...
They are both beautiful and terrifying all at once. Somehow I am reminded of films like The Virgin Suicides and American Beauty. The eeriness of suburbia. I love how they almost look like intricate paintings rather than photographs too. Wow.