Untitled, 2004

This work is from Gregory Crewdson’s Beneath the Roses, a series of 20 largescale photographs. In these theatrical yet intensely real panoramic images, Crewdson reworks the American suburb into a stage-set for the mysterious, often disturbing, events that take place at twilight. In creating what he calls 'frozen moments', he has developed a process similar to the making of a feature film. Operating on an epic scale, he works with a large crew to shoot and then develop the images during post-production. Every detail of the image is meticulously planned and staged, in particular the lighting. In some instances, extra lighting and special effects such as artificial rain or dry ice are used to enhance a natural moment.