Author(s): Gregory Crewdson
"Beneath the Roses" contains the complete set of images from Gregory Crewdson's new series of photographs, made between 2003 and 2007. As in his earlier "Twilight" series, each elaborately choreographed image depicts an emotionally heightened moment in which something very important (although we never quite know what) seems to have happened or is about to happen. Like film stills from unmade movies, these photographs portray mysterious unknowable stories which are reduced to a single, static, highly charged image. This book also includes source materials, production photographs, lighting charts, sketches and architectural plans, which give the viewer a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his elaborately staged photographs.
Gregory Crewdson is an internationally exhibited artist whose work has recently been shown in New York, Los Angeles, Germany, London, France and Tokyo. His photographs are also the subject of the book Twilight. He teaches at Yale University School of Art in the Department of Photography and lives in the USA. Russell Banks is an award winning writer. His works of fiction include Affliction, The Sweet Hereafter, Rule of the Bone and others. He has also contributed poems, stories and essays to various publications and magazines including Vanity Fair and Esquire. He lives in the USA.