Gregory Crewdson takes photos like a film director – with a crew and cast. Initially seeming quite random, a closer look reveals a deliberate staginess, if that’s a word. They’re haunting in the very american manner of Blue Velvet’s opening scene, or the sprawling tracking shot that prefixes Touch of Evil.
CCP are running a competition during the Melbourne exhibition of Crewdson’s work. It’s on Instagram, and all you need to do is take a shot that out-Crewdsons Crewdson. Simple, except that it will have to be low res and square. Not exactly cinematic. The competition is open till November 11th, 2012. Details here
View entries as they roll in at Statigr.am
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