Tuesday, June 25, 2013

brief encounters

While stitching yesterday I decided to watch the Gregory Crewdson documentary Brief Encounters (on netflix.)  As a budding photographer I was in love with Crewdson's work and still have my heart skip a beat when I see a work in person.

 The film is a great insight into him as a man and an artist and really an incite into yourself as an artist as he is humble but very open to himself. I love his work and it was oh so nice to be reminded of it

 a few quote worthy moments:

When talking about being an artist and its challenge he says "it is to will something into existence that makes a difference to the greater world."

Words "quiet alienation"

describing documentary photography "poetic truth in the world"

-that every artist has one central story to tell, the challenge is finding new ways to tell it, to challenge the story... it is the story of who you are.

see more here.


olisa said...

The variety of posts you write... I can't tell you how much I love reading your blog. Your work is wonderful and you do a great job writing about others' and about the emotional process of making art.

glimmering prize said...

thanks for sharing this! i plan on watching this film today while i clean my studio.

Joetta M. said...

thank you so much for your kind words Olisa. Very nice to hear.

was it great?