Miles Aldridge

British, 1964–present

Bright and vivid colours, glamour and dramatic scenes in sleek lighting, sophisticated illustrations, luxurious yet bizarre world are the typical and distinctive elements in Aldridge’s images. Aldridge was exposed to a creative environment since his early childhood and had access to several other artistic disciplines, such as his formal training in graphic design and illustration at the Central Saint Martin, then the music and video industries, before focusing on photography.

Major publications such as The New York Times, Vogue Italia, TIME and Numéro have presented Aldridge’s narrative images, full of underlying messages regardless of the subjects, and Somerset House presented a retrospective of Aldridge’s works, I Only Want You to Love Me (2013) before Tate Britain commissioned Aldridge in order to create a photographic installation as a response to Mark Gertler’s 1916 painting, Merry-Go-Round. Aldridge works are in the collection of the V&A Museum, London, The National Portrait Gallery, London and The International Centre of Photography, New York City, among others.