— I made these photographs of foreclosed homes back in the mid-90s in Los Angeles — the City of Dreams. I have always been haunted by these places, thinking of all the broken lives, and how they mirrored my own unstable childhood.
When I made these images I was interested in places that were ultimately about people.
Homes and home loans are at the heart of our seriously troubled economic situation.
Walls do talk. I hope these images get at this state we are in, in their own quiet way.
Todd Hido is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist whose work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, The Face and I-D amongst others. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2001 an award winning monograph of his work titled, HOUSE HUNTING, was published by Nazraeli Press. Since then he has had several other books published, the latest being BETWEEN THE TWO in 2007. He is an adjunct professor at the California College of Art, San Francisco, California.