For this coming September, Les filles du Calvaire gallery announces the solo exhibition of American photographer Todd Hido: Light from within .
The artist offers the gallery an exceptional set of Houses at Night series that made him famous. Add to this corpus the series Bright Black World which always addresses with force and beauty the tragic question of our changing landscapes. Some emblematic portraits of his work punctuate this panorama. At the same time, House Hunting's work is reissued at Nazraeli Press.
House Hunting is the perfect image of Todd Hido's artistic and physical wanderings, which traveled America by car to capture the mystery. The subject is clear, titled without frills: houses seen at night. Yet the treatment of the image, so recognizable, leads the viewer to a more romantic symbolism, tinged with a certain nostalgia. His artistic filter is foggy as the mind. To make our imagination more fertile and stimulate our projections, the presence of man is only implicit. No silhouette in Chinese shadow. This absence reinforces the mysterious charge of the work and one can guess at the only glimmer that escapes that these houses are inhabited.