HOUSE HUNTING WITH TODD HIDO

January 5, 2013
HOUSE HUNTING WITH TODD HIDO

Let us tell tell you about Todd Hido. He’s American, born in the late 60s, and a hugely popular film photographer. When we found his project House Hunting we couldn’t wait to share. We know, the concept is kind of creepy, what would you do if you caught a glimpse of a man taking pictures outside your house in the early hours of the morning? If it was Todd Hido, we’d go shake his hand…

HOUSE HUNTING WITH TODD HIDO

Hido has become a renowned photographer through a variety of projects , his portrait shots being of particular success. But today we’re all about House Hunting! Take a look through these pics. Hido creates a real sense of isolation and loneliness in his imagery, who lives in these lonely houses? What goes on in this eerily lit suburbia? Such photographs send awkward tingles down ones spine…

“It is a very hard process making art to begin with, just finding the right place is hard enough and half the battle. Sometimes I’ll drive around for 5-6 hours to find just the right spot” – Todd Hido (Conscientious Extended Interview)

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It is often thought that film photography has no place taking pictures in such dull light, the digital world seems to surpass in quality in such situations. But, as you can see, for Hido this is not the case. He is confident and bold with in his technique, using his experience to create moody imagery with perfect tone and contrast…

“There are some assignments that I shoot digital for. I am very open to it but I have found to get my images to have my look to them the best way to do this is to do it the way I have always done it. For my fine art work—my books and gallery shows—I will continue to stick to the old school way of doing it. My process is not broken so there is not a need to fix it” – Todd Hido (Conscientious Extended Interview)

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