mesmerizing eyes caked with eyeliner pierce through high-gloss magazine spreads in the work of miles aldridge. in his photographs beauty is amplified to the point of plasticity. models read as mannequin androids frozen in his intensely saturated color palette. over the top glamour is refashioned into stunning compositions of color, light and figure. hyper-surreality explodes into vivid hues that beautifully juxtapose the porcelain skin of his subjects.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
lG & aK: ancient jewelry used in indigenous rituals, ernst haeckel, rebecca stevenson, gijs bakker
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
lG & aK: hot chip
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
lK & aK: there are lots of young and good designers around, not so much the “stars category”