Nymph Daughters
Nymph Daughters

Todd Hido (San Francisco, USA)

This new book by Todd Hido (b. 1968) is a departure that brings him back to some of his narrative sequencing experiments he played with in graduate school while studying with Larry Sultan. This series started with two photos―the first image of found studio portrait of a mother made in the 1950’s―and another found archival newspaper photograph taken by a reporter of the aftermath of an auto accident. Hido put the portrait at the front of the book and the car crash at the back and worked to narratively connect the two using his own archive of portraits, landscapes, and photographs of houses.
The resulting book is a pulp tale that hints at some of the undercurrents and backgrounds that many of the people Hido has used in his other projects have hinted at, "I have always felt that many of the model’s I have worked with in doing nudes were somehow revisiting something from their past by posing for the camera. There is a peculiar attraction we have as humans to reengage later in life with the things that troubled us most."
18.2 x 25.6 cm
32 Pages
22 Images
Softcover
Full color Offset
Limited edition of 500, 2010
ISBN 978-4-905052-01-2
Special Edition:
Limited edition of 20 + 2APs
Include a copy of the book and signed and numbered C-print by the artist on verso, housed togather in a special case.
Print Size: w17.8 x h25.4 cm