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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 (born in Kent, Ohio, 1968) wanders endlessly, taking lengthy road trips in search of imagery that connects with his own memories. Through his unique landscape process and signature color palette, Hido alludes to the quiet and mysterious side of suburban America—where uniform communities provide for a stable façade—implying the instability that lies behind the walls. His photographs are in many private and public collections, including the Getty, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Notably, Pier 24 Photography holds the archive of all his published works. He has published more than a dozen books, including the award-winning monograph Excerpts from Silver Meadows (2013) and the innovative B-side box set designed to function as a companion piece. His Aperture titles include Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and the Nude (2014), part of The Photography Workshop series, and the mid-career survey Intimate Distance: Twenty-Five Years of Photographs, A Chronological Album (2016). His next book, Bright Black World, will be released this fall. Hido is also a collector, and over the last twenty-five years has created one of the most notable photobook collections, which will be featured in Bibliomania: The World’s Most Interesting Private Libraries (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

  • Images de fin du monde

    Beaux-Arts septembre 2019

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  • Todd Hido, une errance hors du temps

    Fish Eye, septembre 2019

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  • Dans la brume électrique

    The Stylist, septembre 2019

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  • Nocturnal Journeys

    Aesthetica, sept 2019

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  • Les 19 expos les plus attendues de la rentrée

    Télérama, septembre 2019

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  • Todd Hido's Bright Black World

    The British Journal of Photography, janvier 2019

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  • Take a journey...

    The Washington Post, octobre 2018

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  • Todd Hido, Un esthète la photographie

    Arte, 2018

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  • Le rêve américain est une façade

    Le Temps, Février 2018

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  • Rencontre avec Todd Hido

    Connaissance des Arts, Avril 2017

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  • L'amérique par le pare-brise

    Libération, novembre 2016

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  • The Vicinity of Narrative

    by Katya Tylevich

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  • Todd Hido, Interview

    Ahorn Magazine | October 28th, 2010

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