Drawing on Reality: The Fashion Photography of Miles Aldridge

The year is 1964: Dr Martin Luther King, Jr receives the Nobel Peace Prize; Beatlemania travels to the US; Andy Warhol’s Shot Marilyns are produced; Bob Dylan releases ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’; and, in London, Miles Aldridge is born. Artist and fashion photographer Miles Aldridge reminds us that art is an ever-evolving dialogue between history, culture, society and politics. With bursts of technicolour ingenuity reminiscent of his 1960s childhood home, his work is a brazen exploration into the nuances of human behaviour. The camera his vehicle, people his fuel, he shines the spotlight on our most primitive emotions; bringing to the surface contradictions lurking beneath beauty. His clever in-your-face compositions scream rude awakenings about pain penetrating illusions of perfection. Among Miles’ inspirations are his father Alan Aldridge, who created the hallucinogenic album covers for … Continue reading Drawing on Reality: The Fashion Photography of Miles Aldridge