Retrospective of the photographer opens today at Somerset House.

Six days before ‘I Only Want You To Love Me’ and Miles Aldridge’s Instagram account already held 14 unofficial previews. Today the exhibition at Somerset House finally opens, while a simultaneous exhibition - ‘Short Breaths’ - opens on the 12th at the Brancolini Grimaldi on Albemarle Street (also in London).

‘I Only Want You To Love Me’ is the largest retrospective of Aldridge’s work to date and is accompanied by a Rizzoli published book of the same name.

The ground floor selection of photographs, magazines, story-boards and drawings (the latter two mainly unseen), gives fans the deepest insight into their hero they will likely have ever seen.

Famous for his bright coloured, often cold blooded and always aesthetically clean imagery, Aldridge has been shooting fashion since the mid 90s, following a degree at Central Saint Martins and a stint directing music videos.

His work has appeared in titles such as Vogue Italia and The New York Times as well as fronting advertising campaigns and, currently, can be found in the permanent collections at both the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert museum.

The exhibition runs until the 29th September at the Embankment East Galleries.


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