Inspiration from Art

Inspiration from Art

In previous articles, I have discussed the things in my everyday life and surroundings that inspire my art. To explore that further, I wanted to share another facet of my inspiration; the artists that inspire me. From time to time I will feature the artists that are and have been my biggest inspiration. If you are unfamiliar with the artist, then hopefully you gain an appreciation for their work and if you are already a fan, then we share that inspiration.

The first artist I want to pay tribute to is Gregory Crewdson. Crewdson like myself is an American based photographer, with a unique and not easy to define category to his photography.

The skill that I admire most about Crewdson is his attention to detail. His attention to detail is what some would call an obsession. I would call it perfection. As an artist my attention to detail in my work, much like Crewdson’s is what some would think is an obsession, so I can relate to his passion to get the shot. Crewdson’s work is often shot in dark or minimal colors, which creates depth, an almost smokey, painting like feel.

Crewdson’s shoots are more cinematic in design and the final product elicits such a deep emotion, where you feel as if you are there, standing in the moment, taking it all in. His work is often shot in dark or minimal colors, which creates depth, an almost smokey, painting like feel. No matter what is going on in the scene, multiple people or one, Crewdson makes you feel as if you are the only one there, that time has been stopped, just for you to drop in on that exact moment and stay long enough to take it all in.

I like to think that my work has elements similar to Crewdson’s and I strive to create art that engulfs the viewer to a familiar place in time, to let them notice new details, each time they view the piece. If you haven’t experienced Crewdson’s work, I would highly recommend checking it out.

See Crewdson’s work here!


Chris Carr was born in North Carolina, but has lived in Orlando, FL for more than 20 years. He’s always felt a drive to create, and has done so via many outlets and mediums, but it was photography that captured and held his attention.

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