Miles Aldridge (London, UK, 1964) rose to prominence in the mid-nineties with his arresting, highly stylized photographs with references to film noir, art history, and pop culture. An acclaimed colourist, he renders elaborate mise-en-scènes in a palette of vibrant acidic hues.
Aldridge’s photographs always transmit a certain cinematic feeling. “Miles sees a colour coordinated, graphically pure, hard-edged reality”, says David Lynch about Aldridge’s work.
Aldridge prefers to define the women he photographs as in a state of contemplation, which leaves the viewers wondering what is transpiring in their minds. The work included in this edition captures this feeling perfectly as the viewer is wanting for more; about her state of being, her curious predicament and how she is able "to do it all" with such aplomb. "These women are more complicated than being purely beautiful...they have this deep, dramatic life," says Aldridge.
This edition includes the chromogenic print entitled "I Only Want You To Love Me #4" and a signed copy of the publication One Black & White And Nineteen Colour Photographs. The print comes signed and numbered in an edition of 40. It was designed by Graphic Thought Facility and produced in close collaboration with the artist on the occasion of his exhibition Vanitas - One Black & White And Nineteen Colour Photographs.