Please Return Polaroid
Please Return Polaroid by Miles Aldridge. First edition (2016). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Flat signed by Miles Aldridge to front cover. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Please Return Polaroid
In this book Miles Aldridge revisits his Polaroid archive of twenty very prolific years of magazine assignments. Many of these Polaroids were intentionally or accidentally damaged while working on different shoots — trimming, adjusting, marking, cutting, pasting, outlining specific details in order to enhance, modify, reassemble or discard. Liberated from their original context, the images take on a life of theirown and create an almost dreamlike narrative. By partly enlarging and arranging the Polaroids in unexpected ways, Aldridge treats them as singular, independent images that deserve due respect. We are granted a rare insight into a photographer’s storyboard and work process while learning to appreciate the importance of flaws and imperfections, but also of playfulness, on the journey to the finished photograph.
About Miles Aldridge
Miles Aldridge (b. 1964) is a British fashion photographer. Best known for his cinematic images of women. Aldridge’s work is often brightly lit by fluorescent colors and depicts a world that is at once glamorous and surreal. He aggressively confronts themes of religion, popular culture. As well as 1950s Americana through his signature brand of moody imagery and dark humor. Firstly, he was born in 1964 in London, England. Aldridge's father is famed album-cover graphic designer Alan Aldrige. Therefore, he grew up surrounded by celebrities like John Lennon and Eric Clapton, fostering an early interest in pop culture and art.
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