Miles Aldridge was born 1964 in London, where he lives and works.
He studied illustration at the prestigious Central St Martins Collage of Art & Design, and briefly directed pop videos before becoming a fashion photographer in the mid 90s.
Son of Alan Aldridge, a famed psychedelic graphic designer, Aldridge’s work is immensely vivid and glamorous with a strong cinematic touch, encompassing many diverse influences from film directors including Derek Jarman, David Lynch and Fellini, to the styled elegance of photographers such as Richard Avedon.
Staged to perfection the stars of Aldridge’s surrealistic stories and technicolour dream-like worlds are glamorous, beautiful women. Their immaculate appearance and blank expression leave room for interpretation and, like a mirror for Aldridge’s works at large, hint with a touch of humour at the perfected façade of fashion’s glamour and the need for idealised beauty.
Aldridge is frequently published in internationally well-known magazines such as Vogue Italia, The New Yorker, and the New York Times, while his works are part of renowned museum collections, such as the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and in the International Center of Photography in New York.
Illustration, at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, Great Britain
Selected solo exhibition
"Dazzling Beauty" Galerie Frank Fluegel, Nürnberg, Germany
"Miles Aldridge Art History" Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Miles Aldridge (After Cattelan) | A Collaborative Project between Miles Aldridge and Maurizio Cattelan" Alex Daniels, Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"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
„Miles Aldridge: The Age of Pleasure" Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
„Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me" Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, USA
„Retrospective: I Only Want You to Love Me" Somerset House, London, Great Britain
„Ein Bild von einem Auto" Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
„13 Women" Contributed – Studio for the Arts, Berlin, Germany
„Kristen – As Seen by Miles Aldridge and Chantal Joffe" Galerie Alex, Amsterdam, Netherlands
„Lavazza 2010" Foundation Centre of Photography/ Fundacja Centrum Fotografii, Poland
„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
„Icons of Tomorrow" Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
„Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography" organised by the V&A, at Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton, Great Britain
„Beauty Culture" The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, United States
„A Positive View" Somerset House, London, Great Britain
„Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now – Year of Fashion" ICP International Center of
Photography, New York, United States
„Traum Frauen – 50 Starfotografen zeigen ihre Vision von Schönheit" Haus der Photographie /
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
„Archeology of Elegance" Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
National Portrait Gallery, London, Great Britain
Victoria and Albert Museum , London, Great Britain
International Center of Photography, New York, United Staates