Fashion Photographer Miles Aldridge Not So Interested In Diversity
A newly released book of his photography entitled I Only Want You to Love Me features a cast of look-a-like "Western" models. And by "Western," Aldridge means white.
"My gaze, my radar is a middle class or upper class white woman," Aldridge says.
And so I Only Want You To Love Me is filled with suitably porcelain-skinned caricatures. Rich white women lying on nice carpets, for example.
Rich women eating caviar faux-seductively.
Rich white women appearing on Extreme Couponers
Rich white women lighting their cigarettes from the oven.
Rich white women eating steak tartare.
And rich white (topless) women eating oysters.
A gallery show in New York by the same name features more of Aldridge's whitewashed work.
Aldridge's aesthetic extends uniformly beyond his new book.
There are hundreds of his photos showcased in the "Editorials" section of his website. None feature models of color.