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One is the fashion photographer whose glamourous, technicolour worlds have exhilarated the fashion world since the mid 90s. The other is a cosmetics brand whose all-inclusive focus ("All Ages, All Races, All Sexes") has been shaking up the tired beauty industry since 1984. Together, Miles Aldridge and M.A.C Cosmetics have produced iconic shots and campaigns too numerous to collate – but the duo do just that in a new forthcoming photography book, Miles of M.A.C.
Out from Rizzoli this September, the tome collects nearly a decade's worth of collaboration – including those images thought too extreme to use in the brand's campaigns in the first place. The book has been compiled by James Gager – M.A.C's creative director – and is a testament to a close friendship between himself and Miles over the course of eight years.
Gager told Dazed that he hoped "this book will offer young art directors, make up artists, hair stylists and photographers a glimpse in terms of what truly is possible if you let yourself go with it and go there." The book also features contributions from M.A.C icons and collaborators like Nicola Formichetti, Iris Apfel and Daphne Guinness.
You can enter the fantasy world of Miles Aldridge X M.A.C from this September, with copies heading into M.A.C stores from December. For yet more Miles, you can also catch his work at his new exhibition at Sims Reed Gallery, 17-26 September.
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