Gregory Crewdson's photographs usually take place in small town America, but are dramatic and cinematic. They feature often disturbing, surreal events. The photographs are shot using a large crew, and are elaborately staged and lit.
Gregory Crewdson staged photographs engage the observer to create a story behind the pictures. This picture, for instance, could be a story on a neglected daughter contemplating on running away from home and leaving her mom whilst she is sleeping.