Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Todd Hido On Video
I've been hoarding. Not physical objects, per se, but rather videos from some of my favorite photographers. These are folks who are a bit more artistic rather than strictly commercial, and so I'm thinking they might make for a bit of ideal crossover for this audience. Basically, if you don't already know about them, I think you should. I keep thinking I'm going to write a big roundup of them, and give you all the reasons why you should not only watch each respective video, but why each photographer is in his own way a genius. Instead, today I'm going to cop out and just write about one of them. Todd Hido is the photographer's name, and he has a phenomenal aesthetic as it relates not only to houses and structures, but also portraits and landscapes as well. "Art is a lie that tells us the truth," Hido says, quoting Picasso by way of explaining his work. And it makes sense in the context of this American Suburb X interview, which I linked to via the Picbod site. So start with this interview with Mr. Hido, glimpse his stellar photographs, and then visit his own web site to see more of his sublime photographs.