(after Miller) presents five screen prints by Miles Aldridge featuring his signature highly-staged erotic, film-noir narratives set in the mid-20th century. These particular prints are inspired by the paintings of friend and fellow artist, Harland Miller. Miller in turn credits the graphic work of Miles Aldridge's father, Alan, for his trademark Penguin Paperback paintings.
British fashion photographer Miles Aldridge has created a strange world populated by beautiful creatures in luxe, if artificially color-saturated, environments. His early 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 but my trick is to sugarcoat it in these bright colors.” Aldridge, the son of noted designer Alan Aldridge, studied illustration at Central St Martins and directed music videos before becoming a regular contributor to the world’s top fashion magazines in the early ‘90s, including Vogue Italia, where he remains a key presence.