ABSORB has a never ending love affair with the imagery of fashion photographer Miles Aldridge, whose visual style and meticulous attention to detail is a constant source of inspiration. Having published editorials profusely within the pages of major magazines like Vogue Italia and Numero, it is clear that the Aldridge aesthetic has had a definitive influence on fashion photography. With a cinematic feel to many of his images, taken from his early love of Italian cinecitta, classic horror films and old school crime photography, there is always the suggestion of a story, of something happening beyond the flat image. The women he photographs are mysterious, or tormented, or on the verge of a breakdown – he revels in the idea of oddity within the highly stylised worlds he creates. Colour also plays an important role, with saturated hues a trademark of his work. Aldridge continues to produce amazingly rich fashion images, exploring the woman in many guises and in every colour of the rainbow. Pictured below is just one of his editorials for Vogue Italia, Morning Beauty, with model Siri Tollerod as a Lolita-esque cat lady..
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