Sunday, January 6, 2013

Todd Hido - my car is my studio...

Todd Hido -#10474-c 2011
Represented by several international galleries during Paris Photo 2012, Todd Hido’s I drive is showing currently at the Galerie Particulière, Paris, until January 15, 2013.
This work is an ongoing series begun 20 years ago, and Hido, a professor at the California College of Art in San Francisco, is nowhere near stopping. America is big, after all.
When asked about his process, he answers, elusively: “I drive. I drive a lot.”
The exhibition takes the viewer on the road, mostly at night, with stops in motels interspersed with portraits of women, sometimes nude, wrapped up in sheets. Hido takes his photographs in passing, stopping when something catches his eye. The choice of framing, lighting (look closely at his landscapes) and the near cinematic storytelling combine to create a very particular atmosphere.

Todd Hido - # 1937, 1997
Todd Hido / Until January 15th, 2013 / La Galerie Particulière
16 rue du Perche / 75003 Paris  / +33 (0)1 48 74 28 40
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 7pm /

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