«I see something of myself»

As an artist I have always felt that my task is not to create meaning but to charge the air so that meaning can occur.In all my pictures of people or places I see something of myself. I see the same qualities or troubles that I faced growing up.
The root of my work comes from the aberrations of my childhood and how these become attractions in adulthood.
It is about an attempt to understand how we replay, and recreate our earlier lives over and over again.
To me it all fits into me going back and responding to my history. My memory.

Todd Hido

http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/extended/archives/a_conversation_with_todd_hido/