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Todd
Hido

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#1447-a, from the series House Hunting, 1994

#1447-a, from the series House Hunting, 1994

#1447-a, from the series House Hunting, 1994#1601, from the series House Hunting, 1995#1941, from the series House Hunting, 1996#2027-A, from the series House Hunting#2122, from the series House Hunting, 1998#9298, 2010#11506-3940, 2014#11753-1705, from the series Bright Black World, 2017#11901-4231715, 2018

Todd Hido

Né en 1968

Vit et travaille à San Francisco (USA)

Todd Hido (né dans le Kent, Ohio, 1968) erre sans fin, faisant de longs voyages en voiture à la recherche d’images qui se rapportent à ses propres souvenirs. Grâce à son processus paysager unique et à sa palette de couleurs caractéristique, Hido fait allusion au côté calme et mystérieux de l’Amérique suburbaine – où les communautés uniformes assurent une façade stable – ce qui implique l’instabilité qui règne derrière les murs. Ses photographies font partie de nombreuses collections privées et publiques, dont le Getty, Los Angeles ; Whitney Museum of American Art ; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Notamment, Pier 24 Photography détient les archives de toutes ses œuvres publiées. Il a publié plus d’une douzaine de livres, dont la monographie primée Excerpts from Silver Meadows (2013) et le coffret novateur de la face B conçu pour fonctionner comme une pièce jointe. Ses titres d’ouverture incluent Todd Hido sur les paysages, les intérieurs et le nu (2014), qui fait partie de la série The Photography Workshop et de l’enquête en milieu de carrière Intimate Distance: Twenty-Five Years of Photographs, A Chronological Album (2016). Son prochain livre, Bright Black World, paraîtra cet automne. Hido est également un collectionneur. Au cours des vingt-cinq dernières années, il a créé l’une des collections de livres les plus remarquables, qui sera présentée dans Bibliomania: Les bibliothèques privées les plus intéressantes au monde (Random House, 2019).

House Hunting

House Hunting

Todd Hido

HIDO, Todd, HOMES, A. M.

2001

9783923922963

Published in 2001, House Hunting is, on the one hand, a portrait of a certain America at that specific moment in history: this is an economically downtrodden place, dark and empty homes with the dirty laundry barely packed, or homes with the lights on but radiating no warmth. Simultaneously, this is a portrait of America — and specifically, suburban America — from any contemporary post-war decade: a raw look at white paint chipping off of picket fences.

Nazraeli Press, Tucson, Arizona

Outskirts

Outskirts

Todd Hido

Todd Hido

2002

978-1590050286

From the publisher: « This stunning new book by Todd Hido is a perfect companion volume to his first title, House Hunting, which was named « Best First Monograph of 2001 » by Photo-Eye and is now a Limited Quantity title. Hido’s large-format color photographs of suburbia convey an aura of loneliness, mystery and isolation while managing, at the same time, to exude comfort and even warmth. His portraits of tract homes are imbued with an eerie softness, their exteriors glowing invitingly – or is it ominously? – in the cool night air. An essay by the eminent writer Luc Sante, entitled « Stranger, » brilliantly echoes Hido’s work and is a fine introduction to the book.

Nazraeli Press

Roaming

Roaming

Todd Hido

Todd Hido

2005

978-1590050958

For one thing, he didn’t want to be seen as a ‘a one trick pony.’ After the critical and general success of House Hunting and Outskirts, Todd Hido wanted to create a book that had no homes in it. He also made a concerted effort to shoot primarily in the daytime. In that way, Roaming, which is a book of landscape photographs taken over ten years and published in 2004, demonstrates a purposeful shift in Hido’s work. Roaming is a physical move out of the driveway and onto the open road, once the sun has risen.

Psychologically, however, this book of landscapes exhibits the same rumination of his previous books. It demonstrates a meditation — or preoccupation — over how people live. The photographer or viewer may have left the hazy suburban ‘home’ portrayed in House Hunting and Outskirts, but the sensation of it remains. Go as far as you can, but you never leave yourself. Rather than consecutive, the photographs in Roaming feel persistent; a reoccurring feeling that rattles between the internal and external world, behind the windshield, no matter the scenery outside.

Nazraeli Press

Between the Two

Between the Two

Todd Hido

Todd Hido

2007

1-59005-176-9

Todd Hido’s striking monograph, Between the Two, weaves photographs of abandoned houses together with portraits of anonymous models in motel rooms that have obviously seen better days. Between the Two comprises 35 photographs beautifully printed on matte art paper, and bound in an oversized format.

 

Nazraeli Press

A Road Divided

A Road Divided

Todd Hido

Todd Hido

2010

978-1590052662

A Road Divided expresses that unconventional ‘natural’ beauty, particular to Hido’s work: the open road on a rainy day, seductive in its promise of freedom, but reigned in by fences and traffic signs. Order and containment despite a perceived desire for breaking out. Persistent in Hido’s work is the idea of coming back (to an emotion, if not a place) despite leaving, but this time with the weight of experience, maybe even a sort of resignation to the cyclical nature of the mind.

Nazraeli Press

Excerpts from Silver Meadows

Excerpts from Silver Meadows

Todd Hido

Todd Hido

2013

978-1590053683

Excerpts from Silver Meadows is a challenging composition of portraits, landscapes, personal and vintage photographs and documents that tell a number of stories — or one story, in different ways. As always, those stories reveal themselves through shadows, and never under direct light. On the other hand, this is perhaps Hido’s most openly ‘personal’ work, crossing a previous border of apparent privacy.

Nazraeli Press

  • Todd Hido, Interview

    Ahorn Magazine | October 28th, 2010

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  • The Vicinity of Narrative

    by Katya Tylevich

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