“My pictures are about a search for a moment—a perfect moment. To me the most powerful moment in the whole process is when everything comes together and there is that perfect, beautiful, still moment. And for that instant, my life makes sense.”
- Gregory Crewdson
Presented by 3S Artspace and the Portsmouth Public Library. Screening will begin at 7pm.
An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life—moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. While the photographs are staged with crews that rival many feature film productions, Crewdson takes inspiration as much from his own dreams and fantasies as the worlds of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Edward Hopper and Diane Arbus. Crewdson’s imagery has also infiltrated the pop culture landscape—including his inimitable Six Feet Under ads and Yo La Tengo album art. Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters beautifully bares the artist’s process—and it’s as mesmerizing and riveting as the images themselves.
Following the film there will be a discussion led by New Castle-based photographer, David Murray and Gary Samson, an accomplished fine arts photographer and photo educator who currently teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art
This event is free and open to the public and will be screened at the Portsmouth Public Library. The library is located at 175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth, NH.