Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Daniel Gonzalez submits Todd Hido

Todd Hido is an artist who photographs American Landscapes. More specifically, he takes pictures of suburban neighborhoods at night using available light. His work is similar to Gregory Crewdsons’ with the main difference being that Crewdson creates narratives by the inclusion of figures and movie-like production qualities. Hido’s work seems to lack in any definitive narrative; they are void of people and feel very isolated. Todd Hido often takes his photographs from inside his car; this changes the dynamic and purpose of the work. As he isolates the subject-matter and shoots for long exposures the artist himself becomes isolated behind the camera. The photographs become ephemeral as they capture a moment in time that will never come again. Hido also has other works including portraits but is more known and criticized for his, often depressing, nighttime photographs of suburban America.


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