Miles Aldridge

Please Please return Polaroid, 2023
Text by Michael Bracewell
Hardback 208 pages
Publisher: Steidl, Germany
Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm (11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in)
'Please Please return Polaroid' is Miles Aldridge's ongoing love letter to Polaroid. The sequel to Aldridge’s Please Return Polaroid of 2016, this book presents new and vintage Polaroids from his more than 20-year archive in a seemingly random sequence shaped by a dreamlike logic and surprising juxtapositions.


Please Please return Polaroid explores Aldridge’s dedication to analogue processes where cut-and-paste is still a manual process, made with scissors, gaffer tape, intuition and not a little patience. Aldridge continues to use Polaroids as part of his work-in-progress “sketches,” often scratching, tearing and taping them together, even drawing over them; each mark part of the creative act. Known for creating immaculate photos of a less than perfect world, Aldridge revels in these unpolished images, transforming some into extreme enlargements filling double pages with their re-worked and damaged surfaces

Miles Aldridge: Please Please return Polaroid, 2023
£ 50.00