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Interview

Miles Aldridge in Grazia Middle East

Jeremy Mark interviews the artist and writes about the ‘alluring world of Miles Aldridge’ for December’s Grazia Middle East magazine. 

‘Glossy hair and make-up, extraordinary pops of dialled-up colour, and stylish scenes of domestic intrigue. Grazia is mesmerised by the ultra-slick, technicolour images of Miles Aldridge – photographer, image-maker and visual storyteller supreme. 

A beautiful woman, dressed in a sunshine-bright polo-neck sweater and trousers, her hair teased to within an inch of its life and not an eyelash out of place, sits sprawled on the chequerboard floor of a fuschia-pink, highlighter-yellow and pomegranate-red kitchen, her dinner plate smashed into pieces in front of her. At face value, I Only Want You to Love Me #1 is a gorgeously striking fashion photograph. But look a little deeper. Take in the model’s enigmatic expression, the dramatically shattered shards of china, and splattered food. Suddenly, this idyllic vision of suburban domesticity is not all that it seems. Why is she sitting like this? What caused her to drop her tray? What is she thinking? What is the story? Welcome to the glamorous, almost surreal, world of photographer Miles Aldridge, where we’re seduced by vivid colour and perfection, as captivating as it is unsettling…’

Read the full article here. 

Miles Aldridge: Ex Libris will be presented by Lyndsey Ingram at the E/AB Fair 2019 from 24-27 October at The Caldwell Factory, 547 West 26th Street, New York. See the catalogue of available works here.