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Miles Aldridge ‘s exhibition at Somerset House, London.

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Miles
Who?

From
the 10 th July to 29 th September 2013, the beautiful

exhibition of Miles Aldridge  » I only want you to love me » (one famous picture), the English photographer was
available at Somerset house ,one of the best place in London for
Fashion culture.

It
was a major retrospective of this real genius with some of his published work including
pictures from Vogue Italia..

Indeed,
he has published his work in many influential magazines like American
Vogue, Numéro, The New York Times 
and The
New Yorker
.

Coinciding
with the publication of Rizzoli’s
book
,
this exhibition shows drawings,
polaroids magazines and pictures of the artist.

His
influences are various : Hitchcock, Fellini, Edward Hopper and of
course Wharol.

His
style is close to Richard Avedon, an another great photographer.

Women
and colour are Aldridge’s obsessions.   His main work is
filled with glamorous ,beautiful women and unhappy housewives.

On
the wall of the exhibition, we could see some quotations and his
explanation to his passion. According to him, his woman understanding
come from his mother and his taste for colourul pictures from his
father.

Beauty
and the mad world

His
world made me think about a strange Alice in Modernland. My eyes were
really attracted by these colours and I was curious to catch the
meaning of these pictures.

This
is a technicolour dream world but also a sad one where we see women’s
blank expressions. It makes a real contrast which reveals a deeper
sense.

He
understands quite well desperate women and distress. The life of Bree Van De Kamp versus the sexy Gabrielle Solis!

In his work,
women are very sexy but sometimes scary. It can be shocking at the
first impression but it is also a view of human condition.

It
deals about suffering, subjects with commercialization,
superficiality in our modern world.

His
contemporary style shows us a weird beauty and also the dark side od
the human being. His work is not only a great entertainment , it
deserve attention and even introspection…

Nice weekend

Somerset House is beautiful and often full so I strongly advise you to book first, there is a lot of nice and new exhibitions coming! By a sunny Sunday , it was very pleasant. Moreover, you can eat outside on the terrace with fresh Italian food and wine: delicious!

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