The depictions of isolated women in highly-stylised, constructed interiors in the work by Aldridge suggest intimate dramas in these stifling domestic settings. His fastidiously constructed tableaus are charged with psychological tension and narrative ambiguity. The often-surreal imagery is heightened by his use of vibrant, richly saturated, acid tones.
Both Miles Aldridge and Todd Hido look to subvert the traditional American suburban fantasy, with the unsettling undercurrents woven through their work. Their aesthetics draw on the influence of Hollywood cinema and directors Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. This Side of Paradise presents photographs by each artist that demonstrate their understanding of visual suspense with each work is carefully crafted to transform the everyday, and invert the familiar.
Miles Aldrige (born London, 1964) studied at Central Saint Martin’s College, London. His work has been published in numerous international publications including American Vogue, Vogue Italia, The New Yorker and The New York Times. Aldridge has published several books including
Pictures for Photographs (2009), Other Pictures (2012), and I Only Want You to Love Me (2013).
Todd Hido (born Kent, Ohio,1968) received his B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University, and his M.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts.
Alexander Gerbode Foundation Visual Arts Award, and the Barclay Simpson Award. His photographs have been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Elephant and FOAM
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