Todd Hido Featurette

Last night I was checking my stat counter and noticed that someone had visited my site after searching for Todd Hido, the amazing photographer who creates the moodiest/creepiest photos of rural suburbia. Well I ended up coming across a video interview with him (it really wasn’t hard, it was on the first page of searches) that’s actually really good, even though it’s over a year old.

First off he’s a white guy, not Japanese like I thought he was, and his last name is pronounced “high-dough” not “he-dough”. He gets his creepy photos by being kind of creepy himself, standing outside of people’s houses from anywhere to 4 – 10 minutes, getting the extremely long exposures you see in his photos. Okay, I actually think that part is funny, not creepy. Check out the video, it’s 10 minutes worth of photo fun.

Bobby

3 Comments Todd Hido Featurette

  1. Piers February 23, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    I laughed at “a book is kind of like a paper movie.”

  2. felix April 28, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    wow – this really challenged my preconceptions. I always assumed Hido was a japanese zen guru type, not a schlubby nervous white nerd. His work is still fantastic.

  3. BobbyBobby April 28, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Yeah, I was pretty surprised as well. I just loved seeing an inside view of his world.

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