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Miles Aldridge et al.

Steidl, 2011
176 pages
Fully illustrated, colour & b+w.
ISBN: 9783865218414

Miles Aldridge is famous for his decadent colour-saturated fashion photography in magazines such as Vogue and Numèro, but the sensual sketches that inform his photographic work are scarcely known. This book explores the relationship between the sketches and photographs, opening with the manic drawings with which Aldridge fills sketchbooks in preparation for fashion shoots.

Scrawled in pen or pencil, these black-and-white sketches generate ideas for potential photographs and map out series of pictures like a film storyboard. The second half of the book presents Aldridge's photographs, the opulent onslaught for which Aldridge is known. By setting Aldridge's monotone drawings and the amplified, Pop-inspired colour of the photographs against each other, Pictures for Photographs offers an as yet unseen insight into Aldridge's imagination and working processes.


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