Fashion Photographer Miles Aldridge is currently showing a selection of his Technicolor dream photography, I Only Want You to Love Me, at Steven Kasher Gallery. We declare that this is a Must See exhibit!
Aldridge’s work is highly controlled with a cinematic effect. His Wikipedia page cites his influences as film directors Derek Jarman, David Lynch and Fellini and the photographer Richard Avedon, as well as the psychedelic graphic design of his father, Alan Aldridge.
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Aldrige’s photography is filled with glamorous, beautiful women, whose perfect appearance and blank expression could be interpreted as passivity and ambivalence.
Aldridge, however, prefers to define his women as in a state of contemplation, so that we are asked imagine their inner lives. The surreal, David Lynchian context of his photos telegraph the possibility that these dream-like scenarios could just as easily transform into nightmares.
I Only Want You to Love Me by Miles Aldridge will be on exhibit through June 8th, 2013 at Steven Kasher Gallery, Located at 521 West 23rd Street, NYC in the Chelsea Gallery District. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM