Alongside Gregory Crewdson’s major exhibition Cathedral of the Pines, on view at The Photographers’ Gallery 23 June – 8 Oct, we take a look at the enduring influence of the artist’s approach to image-making on other individuals and organisations.
Storytelling is at the heart of what the BBC Creative team do, and it is when working on Drama that using the similar visual shorthand techniques exploited by Crewdson is most effective. Dramatic, cinematic tableaus that play on a sense of artifice within a familiar landscape – revelling in creating a moment frozen in time that somehow tells a whole story. The following series of images from various major BBC productions, pay homage to Crewdson’s unique and subtle ability to contain a complex narrative within the space of a single picture.
Doctor Foster, BBC One. Programme Maker:BBC/Drama Republic. Photographer: Phil Fisk. Picture shows: Gemma (SURANNE JONES)
One of Us, BBC One. Programme Maker: BBC. Photographer: Phil Fisk. Picture shows: Claire Elliot (JOANNA VANDERHAM), Moira Douglas (JULIE GRAHAM), Louise Elliot (JULIET STEVENSON), Bill Douglas (JOHN LYNCH), Rob Elliot (JOE DEMPSIE), Jamie Douglas (CRISTIAN ORTEGA), Anna (GEORGINA CAMPBELL), Alastair (GARY LEWIS)
Sherlock, BBC One. Programme Maker: BBC/Hartswood Films. Photographer: Robert Viglasky. Picture shows: Dr John Watson (MARTIN FREEMAN), Sherlock Holmes (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH)
Silent Witness, BBC One. Programme Maker: BBC. Photographer: Steve Neaves. Picture Shows: Jack (DAVID CAVES), Leo (WILLIAM GAMINARA), Nikki (EMILIA FOX)
Thirteen, BBC Three. Programme maker: BBC. Photographer: Todd Anthony. Picture Shows: Christina Moxam (NATASHA LITTLE), Ivy Moxam (JODIE COMER), Emma Moxam (KATHERINE ROSE MORLEY), Craig (JOE LAYTON), Angus Moxam (STUART GRAHAM)