#11793-9406 (from the series 'Bright Black World)
Lonely, mysterious, almost ghostly - that's how Todd Hido's photographs would be described in a few attributes. It was not without reason that Time Magazine commissioned him in 2017 to visually revive the return of David Lynch's legendary mystery series Twin Peaks. In the cinematic manner typical of him and his visual language, he captured the isolated and rapturous area of the series' locations around the town of Snoqualmie in the woods of Washington State. His working method was predestined for this; the photographer also takes extended car trips for his other series in search of images that connect with his own memories, transporting him to psychological states of his childhood. Hido often chooses overcast days or darkness for his photographs - sometimes taking them from inside the car, using the windshield as an additional lens. With this unique process and his signature color palette, Hido alludes to the quiet and mysterious side of American suburbia, where uniform communities provide a stable facade while hiding the instability that lies within their walls. The shot of the MT.SI Motel, its neon sign jutting Kafkaesque into the dark forest, is ultimately also a construct of each viewer's imagination. Hido's ability to create ambivalent moods and his fascination with a cinematic style are present here.
PROVENANCE the print comes directly from the photographer