One black & white and nineteen colour photographs by Miles Aldridge. First edition (2014). First impression. Large format paperback in new condition. Signed by The Cabinet by Miles Aldridge to back of cover. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About One black & white and nineteen colour photographs by Miles Aldridge
In the book British photographer Aldridge plays with his distinctive use of eye-popping, acid-hued colours. Therefore, he recreates images taken between 2006 and 2014, using different combinations of the cyan, magenta, yellow and black colour palette. So, the same image appears in different states as Aldridge alters the colours. For example, « Immaculee #3 » is printed in magenta + yellow + black, cyan + magenta + black, and cyan + black. ‘Aldridge’s photographs always transmit a certain cinematic feeling. « Miles sees a colour coordinated, graphically pure, hard-edged reality », says David Lynch about Aldridge’s work.
They are mostly known for the beautiful, glamorous women who seem to be living in perfect worlds. But when you look closer, their worlds aren’t as perfect as they seem. It’s a dream that could just as easily turn into a nightmare. Their blank expressions and perfect appearances could be interpreted as passivity. Miles Aldridge prefers to define his women as in a state of contemplation. Which leaves the viewer wondering about what’s going on in their heads.? The power of these photographs is created by the tension between the exterior perfection and the internal turmoil. As Aldridge explains himself, « A slightly uncomfortable quality is what I’m after. I don’t feel like making happy pictures about beautiful models being content. These pictures They’re pictures of humans, not mannequins. They’re troubled, wounded and confused, questioning who they are now that they have everything they want. »‘.
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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