Head in the Box

Head in the Box

Sometimes I’ll come across a photographer’s portfolio that just gets me thinking. And there are a few things I think about: firstly, how they took a certain picture, and secondly (and possibly more importantly), why they took a certain picture.

Today I came across a few of Gregory Crewdson‘s images. Most every image puzzled me both technically and conceptually. Somewhere along the way I got the idea for today’s picture (though I by no means intend to compare the quality of my pictures to his).

It’s nice to get some fresh inspiration once in awhile. I’ve been spending a lot of time getting closer to my subjects where this guy has been getting further away. These images tend to setup some kind of plot, almost like a frame out of some odd movie.

There’s a post over at Strobist.com that includes a video interview of the photographer. It’s amazing how much work goes into some of his images.

On This Day In History

Redneck Fireworks

2016

Pry It Out

2015

Country Vocalist

2014

Slip n’ Jump

2013

Preylude

2012

Prelude to the 4th

2011

Zoo Crew

2010

Pool Freedom

2009

Head in the Box

2008

Jess and Rob’s Engagement Photos

2007

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