Miles Aldridge was born in London in 1964. He grew up accustomed to celebrity – John Lennon was a family friend, as well as Eric Clapton and Elton John. His first experience of photography was at the age of five sitting for Lord Snowden for a portrait with his father Alan Aldridge.
After studying illustration at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, Aldridge worked as a music video director, and in 1993, turned to fashion photography. His work has since appeared in many publications, including W magazine, Vogue, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaae, and The New Yorker.
In course of time, Miles Aldridge created a strange world populated by beautiful creatures in luxe, if artificially color-saturated, environments. His eerily erotic images call to mind psychedelia, Pop Art, and the films of David Lynch, Dario Argento, and Pedro Almodóvar—as though capturing an entire film in a single shot. “I want to set a sort of unsettling message,” Aldridge has said. “But my trick is to sugarcoat it in these bright colors.”
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