Miles Aldridge

Miles Aldridge rose to prominence in the mid-nineties with his arresting, highly stylised photographs with references to film noir, art history and pop culture.

Born in London in 1964, the son of famed art director and illustrator Alan Aldridge, his interest in photography began at an early age when he was given a Nikon F camera by his father. He went on to study graphic design at Central Saint Martins, graduating with a BA in 1987.

An acclaimed colourist, Aldridge renders elaborate mise-en-scènes in a palette of vibrant acidic hues. These glamorous, frequently eroticised images probe society’s idealised notions of domestic bliss where sinister undercurrents swirl beneath a flawless surface. Aldridge has worked prolifically for more than thirty years, and today he remains one of the few photographers shooting predominately on film. His creative output encompasses large-scale c-type prints, Polaroids, screenprints, photogravures and drawings.

Selected solo exhibition


"Virgin Mary. Supermarkets. Popcorn. Photographs 1990-2020" Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden


"The Taste of Colour" Lumiere Brothers Gallery, Moscow, Russia


"Screenprints, Polaroids and Drawings" Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


"This Side of Paradise" Huxley Parlour Gallery, London, UK

"Miles Aldridge: Art History" Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


"(after)" Lyndsey Ingram, London, UK


"Please return Polaroid" Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, USA

"Please return Polaroid" Lyndsey Ingram, London, UK


"The Pure Wonder" Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

"A Dazzling Beauty" OCA, São Paulo, Brazil


„Miles Aldridge: The Age of Pleasure" Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

"One Black & White and Twenty Four Colour Photographs" Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Miles Aldridge’s Carousel: Lithograph and Screenprints, Drawings and Photographs" Sims Reed Gallery, London, UK


"Short Breaths" Brancolini Grimaldi, London, UK

„Retrospective: I Only Want You to Love Me" Somerset House, London, UK

"CAROUSEL" Brancolini Grimaldi, London, UK

„Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me" Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, USA


13 Women" Contributed – Studio for the Arts, Berlin, Germany

"New Work" Brancolini Grimaldi, Florence, Italy

Kristen – As Seen by Miles Aldridge and Chantal Joffe" Galerie Alex, Amsterdam, Netherlands


„Miles Aldgridge" Colette, Paris, France
„Pictures for Photographs"
Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, United Staates
„Doll Face"
Hamiltons, London, Great Britain


„Acid Candy" Galerie Alex, Amsterdam, Netherlands

„The Cabinet" Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Selected group exhibition


"Beyond Fashion" Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Hong Kong

"Pure ‘Joy’ curated by Invisible-Exports", Western Exhibitions, Chicago, USA


"The Milky Way" Lia Rumma Gallery, Naples, Italy


"Fashion and Politics in Vogue Italia" Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy

"The Critic as Artist" Reading Museum, Reading, UK


"Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast" Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, USA

"Sleepless – The Bed in History and Contemporary Art" 21er Haus of the Belvedere, Vienna, Austria


"Slaves of Mimesis: Nine Years On 23rd Street" Steven Kasher gallery, New York, USA

"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

"Beauty of Darkness II" Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


„Icons of Tomorrow" Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


„Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now – Year of Fashion" ICP International Center of Photography, New York, USA


„Traum Frauen – 50 Starfotografen zeigen ihre Vision von Schönheit" Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany


"The Beauty of Darkness" Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


„Archeology of Elegance" Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

Selected Public and Private Collections

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

The British Museum, London, UK

International Centre of Photography, New York, USA

Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA

Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France

Palais Galliera Musée de la Mode de la ville de Paris, France

Nicola Erni Collection, Zug, Switzerland