To me it is no mystery that we can only photograph effectively what we are truly interested in or-maybe more importantly-are grappling with. Often unconsciously. Otherwise the photographs are merely about an idea or a concept-that stuff eventually falls flat for me-there must be something more, some emotional hook for it to really work for me.
Todd Hido (born 1968) is an American contemporary artist and photographer currently based in San Francisco. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as in many other public and private collections. He has published various monographs. His upcoming monograph titled Excerpts from Silver Meadows will be released in April 2013 by Nazraeli Press.
Todd Hido will be giving a talk and signing his books at Micamera on Thursday, November 22 at 7pm at Micamera. Free entrance.
Todd Hido Website