The first and foremost thing I’m interested in doing is creating a beautiful image that feels complex and that uses light and color. So that’s what I’m more conscious of in terms of making pictures, but then, of course, there’s the underneath stuff which is more murky, which maybe I’m a little more removed from. But that’s the real core of the work, that sense of isolation or sadness or anxiety. To me, that’s the reason to make the pictures: to comes to terms with all that stuff.
Returning to A Place Both Wonderful & Strange: A Conversation With Gregory Crewdson and Ben Shapiro