The Altered Reality of Miles Aldridge

Miles Aldridge is both an artist of the subconscious, and a fashion photographer. His work is like looking through the pages of the fashion magazines he has photographed for. Ultra glossy, vibrant colors dripping off the page, and drop dead gorgeous models. However, there is more to these photographs. There is an underlying cinematic point of view that shines through. His work is beautiful, yet mysterious, and leaves you dreaming within his alternative universe.

Miles Aldridge's provocative shots are over-saturated and make you a touch uneasy. Aldridge does this to signify the reality he yearns to see. "If the world were pretty enough, I'd shoot on location all the time," confides Aldridge. "But the world is just not being designed with aesthetics as a priority. So I prefer to rebuild the world instead of photographing the real one."
Over the past decade, Aldridge's work, often described as erotic, dreamlike and at times a little spooky, started his career as an illustrator, created many music videos and has landed photographic assignments for magazines such as British Vogue, Paris Vogue, American Vogue, Vogue Italia and The New York Times Magazine as well as advertising for YSL, Armani, Longchamp and Hugo Boss. His work is often compared to such artists as Salvidor Dali, Alfred Hitchcock and Godard.
His new exhibit is now showing at the Steven Kasher Gallery, in New York City. On display will be over 25 of Aldridge's images.
May 28–June 20. Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 W. 23rd St.

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