In a Lonely Place.
Photographs by Gregory Crewdson. Text by Craig Burnett.
Abrams, New York, 2011. 160 pp., 30 color and 40 duotone illustrations, 12x8¼".
Although these series illustrate distinct subject matter, they share Crewdson’s unique preoccupations and compelling aesthetic. “Fireflies” is the result of two solitary summer months spent photographing the fireflies that came alive at dusk each evening. “Beneath the Roses” depicts the homes, streets, and forests of unnamed small towns, revealing emotionally charged moments in the lives of seemingly ordinary individuals. In “Sanctuary,” haunting images of the legendary Italian film studio Cinecittà capture the beauty of the decaying film sets. Texts from curators of the exhibition and Crewdson himself offer fresh insight and examine the parallels between these seemingly disparate subjects.
Celebrating some of the artist’s greatest work, this volume is a must-have for any Crewdson fan and the perfect introduction to those discovering him for the first time.
Read Daniel W. Coburn’s review of In a Lonely Place in photo-eye Magazine.