To celebrate the opening of the new Tate Britain, Tate invited Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge to create a series of photographic prints, inspired by art. Aldridge chose Mark Gertler’s painting ‘Merry-Go-Round’, from 1916, and in this film we follow his creative process as he re-imagines it through his lens.
Painted at the height of the First World War, Gertler’s painting shows rigid figures, seemingly trapped on an endlessly-revolving carousel. Gertler lived near London’s Hampstead Heath, and the image may relate to an annual fair held there for wounded soldiers. Aldridge’s prints pick up the scorching colours and dream-like quality of the original painting, whilst injecting a languorous sexuality to the scene.
Photographer – Miles Aldridge
Art Director – Tom Hingston
Stylist – Cathy Edwards @ Streeters
Set Design – Anna Burns @ D+V
Hair Stylist – Sebastian Richard @ Jedroot
Make-up Artist – Alice Ghendrih @ Artlist
Manicurist – Shreen Gayle @ Premier Hair and Makeup
Producer – Kenny Burns @ D+V
Talent – Emily Smith @ Elite, Rob Evans @ Storm, Amaury van Limbergen @ Elite, Nathan Oliver @ Bruce and Brown
Many Thanks to Spring Studios, D+V Management and Tapestry for their support with the project.
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