The previous entry was dedicated to Erwin Olaf and also some of the painters that influenced his photography. A few weeks ago there was a documentary on television about photographer Gregory Crewdson. To be honest, a name I’d never heard of until then. I watched it with great interest, though. And noticed the similarity with Erwin Olaf’s work. Also their way of working and eye for the smallest detail is very much the same. Not long after I visited the exhibition, I read an interview with Erwin Olaf. Guess what, when he was asked to select 10 photos from 10 photographers he admires, Gregory Crewdson was one of them. Have a look at some of Crewdson’s photographs.
There’s a film called Brief Encounters about Gregory Crewdson and the way he works. Please visit www.gregorycrewdsonmovie.com. As far as I can see on this site it’s only shown in the US, so the rest of the world has to wait a while. But if you’re in a position to watch it, I certainly advise you to do so. If you’re not, there’s also some material to be found on YouTube. Have a look here.