Watching CBS this morning, they featured a photographer named Gregory Crewdson. He creates dream like states in his photos that are unbelievable. He spends hours creating his dream photos and they sell for big money. His prints are limited to 10 images and they start at $80,000. So he does million dollar photo-shots. He does a lot of "staging" in his images, a little photo shop work but they are really great at getting a story across. He still using film, large format. (8x10) Check out this image that i found on another person's wordpress blog
That image says so much. It makes you wonder the man's story. My first impression is a sales person who's car has broken down in a small mid-west town. My old boss use to have a car like that one. (I am in sales) Look at all the lines in the image. The telephone lines, faded crosswalk. I know that I am rambling here but everytime you look around, there is something to see.
His work kind of reminds me of Walker Evans urban landscapes where lines always meet. I hope to be on the same level as Greg one day.
One last image to look at
Just stare at this iamge for a while. Notice how all the traffic lights are yellow. The traffic light poles line up with each other. The tax man sign on the left. (We always have to pay taxes.) Just keep looking and you will see something new.