Todd Hido, ‘Untitled #2653’, 2000, Wirtz Art

About Todd Hido

Most of Todd Hido’s photographs of suburban landscapes are taken during solitary, long drives. The main subject of his work is the quality of natural and artificial light in the American landscape, as in reflected sunrays or the illumination of a television pouring from an anonymous window. Hido takes his pictures in a “fairly undirected way”, he says, but edits his negatives together and manipulates them until he produces an image that represents his encounter with a place. In describing his process, Hido said, “I shoot sort of like a documentarian, but I print like a painter.” He has also produced a number of interior shots featuring human figures, his models including his wife and former girlfriends.

American, b. 1968, Kent, Ohio, based in San Francisco, California

Solo Shows on Artsy

Todd Hido - Intimate Distance, Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco
Todd Hido - Selections From A Survey: 'Khrystyna's World', Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Presentation at UNSEEN Photography Fair, Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Group Shows on Artsy

anima(l), Wirtz Art, Oakland
The Beauty of Darkness II, Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam