Stumbling upon the The Fairy Tales of the Brother’s Grimm reminded me of an editorial by one of my favorite color heros, Miles Aldridge, called “Like A Painting”. I share it after all these years (it surfaced in Vogue Italia, February 2005) not only for it’s ethereal, medieval theme, but also because of the way I see his storytelling. He explores archetypes in a spectacularly beautiful way, but also like fairy tales, there is often a subversive, slight menace to his work. It is this quality as well as the hyper color, acid toned hues that I find so memorable.
He talks about his thought process, archetypes and storytelling in video here:
“Imagination is a much more powerful truth, than truth itself.”