Oh my opulence! The recent work of London-born photographer Miles Aldridge is dripping with vibrant, candy-coated decadence. Marking Aldridge’s first U.S. solo show, Pictures for Photographs features selected large-scale photographic works as well as drawings, and will be exhibited from May 28th through June 20th at Steven Kasher Gallery in NYC. You may recognize his photographic style from M.A.C’s cosmetic campaign, which Aldridge has collaborated on for years. I’m a big fan of the combination of the glossy, sexy, high-fashion look within an odd setting with playful elements; the goggle-wearing cat by the bathtub in Cat Story, for example, or the balloons in Capital Gains. Technically spot-on and visually gorgeous, Aldridge clearly has a handle on the intersection of fashion and art photography.
If you’re on the east coast, be sure to make the opening reception and book signing May 28th from 6-8 pm or purchase his monograph and other selected works through Steven Kasher Gallery.
- New Yorker Fiction/Real Photography, Opening June 9th
- Mark Rudd: “My Life with SDS & the Weathermen”
- Edward Steichen Fashion Photography Exhibition
- Pop Art in the Sky!
- Miss Van Presents: “BAILARINAS”