taking photographs vs. making photographs.
Gregory Crewdson is sort of the Jeff Koons of photography. He envisions grand large-scale scenes that could be film stills. The images are reminiscent of movies like Close Encounters. Something other worldly and quite possibly dangerous has just happened or is just about to. He's a director with a big budget, equipment, lighting and a crew that could rival a hollywood production. He doesn't even snap the shutter release, his dp does.
there's a great film out about him.