The striking aspect about modern fashion photography is: it's becoming more and more uniform. Pick up any glamour magazine and look at the advertisements of the important brand names. Handsome youths who can just about differentiate between the luxury brands if you were to cover up the logos. The same applies also to the editorial pages. Fashion photographers in general are given complete freedom there as long as there is a clear listing of which supermodel is wearing which super brand in the credits. But here, too, the result is uniform: breathless model looks bored, staring into the lens. No suggestions there, not even a wink.
About the artist
Born in London in 1964, Miles Aldridge has published his photographs in such influential magazines as Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Numéro, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Paradis. Aldridge has collaborated on shoots with Maurizio Cattelan, Harland Miller, Gilbert & George. His solo shows "The Cabinet" (2006) and "Acid Candy" (2008), "Kristen" (2010, with Chantal Joffe) and "Vanitas | One Black&White and Twenty Four Colour Pictures" (2014) have been presented by Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam.