Tag Archives: Gregory Crewdson

David Bowie – The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

Bowie & TildaDavid Bowie StarsI’ve been quite busy recently, so didn’t have the chance to post this when it was new. Nonetheless, it doesn’t change how brilliant this Floria Sigismondi-directed video for David Bowie’s most recent release is. Starring Bowie and Tilda Swinton as a happily ageing couple, the pair find themselves hounded and tormented by a whole host of celebrities, who also inhabit the wealthy neighbourhood. The beautiful cinematography, which is by Fight Club’s Jeff Cronenweth, reminds me so much of some of Gregory Crewdson’s most iconic photographs – that suburban veneer of affluence masking a much darker truth. The styling is by Jerry Stafford, creative director of Première-Heure and longtime stylist to Tilda Swinton. Clothes in the video are by McQueen, Lanvin, Jil Sanders, Dior, Lanvin, Pringle, Rick Owens, Saint Laurent and KTZ…so chances are, if you like any of the pieces, you’re going to have to look for a high street knock-off version!

Tomorrowland

Ben Sandler‘s photographic series ‘Tomorrowland’ really reminds me of Gregory Crewdson’s seminal photography. Although the pictures in Sandler’s series are more colourful and vibrant, they still capture a kind of surreal sadness. Each character within the photograph appears to be morose, almost as though they are on the verge of tears or they are about to do something drastic. As Crewdson says of his own work, “My pictures are about a search for a moment – a perfect moment.”