Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and the Nude

The Photography Workshop Series

Photographs by Todd Hido. Introduction by Gregory Halpern.

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In this installment of The Photography Workshop Series, Todd Hido explores the genres of landscape, interior and nude photography, with emphasis on creating images from a personal perspective and with a sense of intimacy. Aperture Foundation works with the world’s top photographers to distill their creative approaches to, teachings on, and insights into photography—offering the workshop experience in a book. Our goal is to inspire photographers at all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each book features the creative process and core thinking of a photographer told in their own words and through pictures of their choosing, and is introduced by a well-known student of the featured photographer. Through words and photographs, Hido offers insight into his own practice and discusses a wide range of creative issues, including mining one's own memory and experience as inspiration; using light, texture and detail for greater impact; exploring the narrative potential activated when sequencing images; and creating powerful stories with emotional weight and beauty.

Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 128
Publication date: 2014-10-31
Measurements: 7.6 x 9.9 x 0.6 inches
ISBN: 9781597112970


Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and The Nude is a witty, knowledgeable book that demonstrates the art of photography and the process of photographic creation, and thoroughly contextualizes the work of the great American contemporary photographer, Todd Hido.” —Musee Magazine

“As a reading experience, the books feel more like monographs with expansive captions than generic how-to guides.” —Eye Magazine

“Aperture’s Photography Workshop series has taken the creative approaches, teachings and insights of the world’s top photographers and distilled them into affordable and essential volumes. Let Alex Webb, Mary Ellen Mark, Todd Hido and Larry Fink help get your creative gears spinning.” —Juxtapoz

Photographs by Todd Hido. Introduction by Gregory Halpern.

Todd Hido (born in Kent, Ohio, 1968) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as in many other public and private collections. He has published over a dozen books, including House Hunting (2001), Roaming (2004), and Excerpts from Silver Meadows (2013). He is an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts.
Gregory Halpern received a BA in history and literature from Harvard University, and an MFA from California College of the Arts. In 2014, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has published six books of his work: Harvard Works Because We Do (2003), A (2011), East of the Sun, West of the Moon (in collaboration with Ahndraya Parlato, 2014), ZZYZX (2016), Confederate Moons (2018), and Omaha Sketchbook (2019). He is coeditor of The Photographer’s Playbook (with Jason Fulford, Aperture, 2014) and teaches at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.