Interview: Christopher George
While talking with Miles Aldridge for our interview, I get a strong sense an uneasy narrative could possibly unwrap. A kind of Hitchcock moment while we are sat in his sparse apartment that houses some religious artefacts and a few sinister puppets hanging on a wall. A tiny dog walks around the bare floorboards and a black cat sits – unapproachable – in the middle of the large and fairly empty front room.
I have entered the world of one of fashion most successful photographers.
Internationally successful, Aldridge has been shooting high fashion and supermodels since the nineties, yet his apartment situated in an old Victorian building is more remnant of a person removed from the extravagances of the rich and famous. His abode seems more suitable for a great thinker uninterested in the veneer and falsities of the fashion industry.
With no airs or graces he makes me a cup of tea. We sit amongst his collection of books ranging from Crash by J G Ballard, Picasso’s Picassos, Fellini’s Book of Dreams, Diane Arbus’s biography by Patricia Bosworth, of which he is an avid fan, but I am here to find out more about his new book ‘Please Return Polaroid’ which is a retrospective of his career in polaroids.
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