While visiting Rome, world-renowned photographer Gregory Crewdson was invited to tour the legendary film studio Cinecitta, where directors such as Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini shot their iconic works. He found the elaborate film sets fallen into ruin and, captivated by their beauty, chose them as the subject of his next body of work. Although his earlier series were characterized by large production crews, custom-built soundstages, and hired actors, Crewdson returned to Rome with only a small team to create the haunting black-and-white portraits of deteriorating buildings and deserted streets that are flawlessly reproduced in this book. Admirers of Crewdson's work will find these new photographs are a bold departure, which yet convey the dramatic subtext and charged emotions that characterize his earlier works.
About the Author
Gregory Crewdson Holds an MFA in Photography from Yale School of Art. His work has been the subject of multiple solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, and is in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York among others. Monographs of his work include, Twilight: Photographs by Gregory Crewdson (Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2003) and Gregory Chewdson: Dream of Life (Ediciones Universidad De Salamanca, 2000). He lives and works in New York City.