As a very original photographer, Miles Aldridge is best known for the technicolor dream-like worlds he creates and the glamorous, beautiful women who inhabit them. Aldridge creates ultra-cinematic images, drawing inspiration from film directors such as David Lynch and Derek Jarman as well as the psychedelic graphic design of his father.
Aldridge’s photographs often depict women in haute-Stepford mode splashed with lurid candy colors. He captures his subjects in a state of dramatic contemplation, making them more complicated and intriguing than simply beautiful. Some say that the artist constructs dreams… He understands the essential ingredients of the dream and he uses impeccable instinct in crafting the fragmented narratives… an exquisite tapestry of right and wrong [defying] our waking order of things, our expectations and sensibility.’
Miles Aldridge was born in London and studied at Central St. Martins and worked as a music video director before officially starting his career as a fashion photographer in 1993.
Miles Aldridge has worked with the most renowned fashion magazines and created advertising assignments for clients such as YSL, Armani, Longchamp, L’Oreal, Hugo Boss and Paul Smith. A selection of his portraits are in the permanent collections at The National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the International Center of Photography in New York.
Tha art photography he created is used in many exhibitions worldwide.
‘Miles Aldridge is a director at heart. Each photograph has a very sacred pathology to every angle and obsession to detail. There is genius in the very deliberate blankness on the face of the models that enables a transference of identity. He always draws you into an arrested fetish that seems as forbidden as a little girl’s diary.’ –Marilyn Manson
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