Reflex Gallery is thrilled to present Bright Black World, a new exhibition by celebrated American photographer Todd Hido. This profoundly beautiful and arresting collection of images – many of them unseen – are the results of Hido's exploration of the northern hemisphere in the impenetrable depths of winter. The realities of climate change lurk behind in these – the threat of an eternal darkness looming large.
About the artist
Most of Todd Hido photographs of suburban landscapes are taken during solitary, long drives. The main subject of his work is the quality of natural and artificial light in the American landscape, as in reflected sunrays or the illumination of a television pouring from an anonymous window.
Hido takes his pictures in a 'fairly undirected way', he says, but edits his negatives together and manipulates them until he produces an image that represents his encounter with a place. In describing his process, Hido says, 'I shoot sort of like a documentarian, but I print like a painter.' He has also produced a number of interior shots featuring human figures; his models include his wife and former girlfriends.
25 October 2018
De foto's van Todd Hido zijn net zo desolaat en filmisch als 'Twin Peaks' | in NRC