A Series of Small Decisions

Todd Hido | April 15 – June 8, 2023

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About the Artist

Todd Hido (born in Kent, Ohio, 1968) wanders endlessly, taking lengthy road trips in search of imagery that connects with his own memories. Through his unique landscape process and signature color palette, Hido alludes to the quiet and mysterious side of suburban America—where uniform communities provide for a stable façade—implying the instability that often lies behind the walls.

His photographs are in over 50 private and public collections around the world, including the Getty, Whitney Museum of American Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Pier 24 Photography holds the archive of all of his published works. Hido has published more than a dozen books, including the award-winning monographs House Hunting (2001) and Excerpts from Silver Meadows (2013). His Aperture titles include Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and the Nude (2014) and Intimate Distance: Twenty-Five Years of Photographs (2016).

He returned to the cinematic landscape photography that he first explored with Roaming (2003) with Bright Black World (2018), and followed it up with The End Sends Advance Warning (2024). Hido is also a collector, and over the last twenty-five years has created a notable photobook collection of over 8,500 titles, which was featured in Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books (2019).

His work has influenced multiple Hollywood productions, such as The Batman, Spike Jones‘s Her, Sam Levinson‘s Euphoria, Issa López‘s True Detective: Night Country, and the upcoming directorial project by Jason Momoa, Chief of War. He is also one of the subjects of Momoa‘s documentary project on creative makers, On The Roam.

In his recent work, Todd Hido utilizes the Leica SL2, SL2-S and S3 cameras.

I move, I move a lot.

People ask me how I find my pictures. I tell them I move around. I move and move and I mostly don’t find anything that is interesting to me. But then, something calls out. Something that looks sort of off or maybe an empty space. Sometimes it’s a lovely scene. Sometimes it’s just a ray of sunlight. I like that kind of stuff. So I take the photos and some are good. And so I keep moving and looking and taking pictures.

— Todd Hido

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