Born in North London to graphic designer Alan Aldridge, Miles grew up accustomed to celebrity – John Lennon was a family friend, as well as Eric Clapton and Elton John. When he was a child, he posed with his father for Lord Snowdon. At the age of 12, Alan Aldridge moved to Los Angeles where he formed a new family. Miles stayed in London with his mother Rita, a housewife, and his half brother Marc Aldridge and sister Saffron Aldridge. His two half-sisters Lily Aldridge and Ruby Aldridge are also models. He studied illustration at the Central St Martins to follow his father's steps and afterwards briefly directed pop videos (for bands including The Verve, The Charlatans and Catherine Wheel).
He moved into photography by chance: he sent some photos of an aspiring model girlfriend to an agency and fell into fashion when British Vogue called him as well as her. By then he had hung out on shoots with his sister and traveled to New York in the mid-nineties, where he started working almost immediately.
Initially Aldridge shot covers of the American monthly fashion magazine W, then he worked for Numéro, Teen Vogue, Vogue Nippon, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The New Yorker, The Face, Paradis and Harper's Bazaar. For many years he has been an important contributor for Vogue Italia, building a solid friendship with Franca Sozzani.
Aldridge worked as an advertising photographer for Longchamp, MAC Cosmetics, Sergio Rossi, Carolina Herrera, Lavazza and Mercedes E-Class, among the others. He shot for noted fashion designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent e Paul Smith.
2016: Please return Polaroid, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, United States
2016: Please return Polaroid, Lyndsey Ingram, London, Great Britain
2015: The Pure Wonder, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
2015: A Dazzling Beauty, OCA, São Paulo, Brazil
2014: Miles Aldridge: The Age of Pleasure, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2014: One Black & White and Twenty Four Colour Photographs, Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014: Miles Aldridge's Carousel: Lithograph and Screenprints, Drawings and Photographs, Sims Reed Gallery, London, Great Britain
2013: Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, United States
2013: Retrospective: I Only Want You to Love Me, Somerset House, London, Great Britain
2013: Short Breaths, Brancolini Grimaldi, London, Great Britain
2013: Carousel, Brancolini Grimaldi, London, Great Britain
2011: Ein Bild von einem Auto, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
2010: 13 Women, Contributed – Studio for the Arts, Berlin, Germany
2010: New Work, Brancolini Grimaldi, London, Great Britain
2010: Kristen – As Seen by Miles Aldridge and Chantal Joffe, Galerie Alex, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010: Lavazza 2010, Foundation Centre of Photography/ Fundacja Centrum Fotografii, Poland
2009: Miles Aldgridge, Colette, Paris, France
2009: Pictures for Photographs, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, United Staates
2009: Doll Face, Hamiltons, London, Great Britain
2008: Acid Candy, Galerie Alex, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2007: The Cabinet, Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands