Gregory Crewdson paraphrase

Gregory Crewdson spoke at the Dallas Museum of Art the other night. I was intrigue to hear what he was going to say, or better yet what he was not going to say. “The murky content”, as he put it was off limits. No need to pull the curtain that far back I guess.
The one thing that stuck with me was that he said we all have one story to tell and we spend our whole lives telling it.
I also feel like I need to watch “Blue Velvet” again. Maybe watch “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.
He also “freaks out” if the camera is ever moved a degree during one of his shoots.

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Burk Uzzle and ICP Lectures

I found this link to some audio and video lectures at the ICP in New York over on We Can’t Paint.

There are lots to look at and listen to. So far the Burk Uzzle and Taryn Simon lectures are great.

Speaking of Burk Uzzle, this is one of my favorite quotes of his:
“In the moment, in the place when the ordinary reveals itself to be epic, it is my favorite time to be alive, to have my camera and to see.”

I remember the time in college when I came across his book Landscapes at the Art and Architecture Library at Kansas University it was like opening my eyes to a new world. Memories of that small book carried me through visually for a long time.

He is most known for photograph of a couple from Woodstock and a shag van from Bike Week in Daytona. This image is what has stuck in my craw for so long.

Burk Uzzle, Danbury, CT.

Burk Uzzle, Danbury, CT.




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