Fashion photography can take your breath away. It can also transport you to an other world, a world of beautiful women who “are troubled, wounded and confused, questioning who they are now that they have everything they want*”. This world is the playground of Miles Aldridge whose work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Italia, the New York Times and The New Yorker to name a few.
Summer 2013 is the summer that you can view his work in person. Alongside the Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me exhibition at Somerset House (read more here), gallery Brancolini Grimaldi is showing the Miles Aldridge Short Breaths exhibition which presents among others Aldridge’s new limited edition portfolio “Carousel” (a complete set of 32 plates) as well as his new work. Large-scale prints with their lucious colours dominate the room and draw you into the photo.
Although the two exhibitions coincide, they present a different perspective on Aldrige’s work and complete each other. The Miles Aldridge Short Breaths exhibition for example shows images of the series The Dead. Beautiful haunting women like The Dead #9 or The Dead #6, see below.
When visiting Short Breaths, don’t miss the special edition of Aldridge’s new 288 page book, I Only Want You to Love Me. The book is published by Rizzoli and presented in a specially designed plexi-glass box with a unique signed Polaroid. This special edition is limited to 200 signed and numbered copies.
Miles Aldridge work is also showcased at the Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast exhibition which takes place in Edinburgh (read more here).
Miles Aldridge: Short Breaths (12 July – 28 September 2013)
Monday – Friday 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday 11.00 – 17.00 and by appointment
First Floor, 43 – 44 Albemarle Street London, W1S 4JJ
T +44 (0)20 7493 5721
Image above: ©Miles Aldridge, Short Breaths #5, 2012, Courtesy Brancolini Grimaldi
* Aldridge has said about his work, “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.”
©Miles Aldridge, The Dead #9, 2012, Courtesy Brancolini Grimaldi
©Miles Aldridge, Venus Smile, 2012, Courtesy Brancolini Grimaldi
©Miles Aldridge, The Dead #6, 2012, Courtesy Brancolini Grimaldi