Friday, April 4, 2008

Writing for Writers #1

1. View one of Gregory Crewdson's staged, incredibly lit photographs:

Victoria & Albert Museum

Luhring Augustine



White Cube

One of my favorites is Woman in Pool (Twilight).

2. Write a thousand word story or a poem that includes only elements seen in the photo and using the point of view established by the camera. For example, if the camera is outside a window from a middle distance use either a first person narrator who is outside the window or use a third person narrator with a middling psychic distance. (psychic distance is essentially how close or how far the reader feels from the action). Try to find a way to capture what he does with lights in language.

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