Volume 1 of the Crude Metaphors collection brings together the photographs of Todd Hido and the words of Amanda Schiff to produce After Her.
"Terri makes another sweep past the motel off the highway, slowing to shoot a few frames through the passenger window. It's 3am and all the rooms are dark. Freezing snow rushes towards her, suspended in the dazzling glare of neon yellow strip lighting. The last room of the end block is silhouetted against a black curtain of night where scrubland begins." After Her, Amanda Schiff
Todd Hido was born in Kent, Ohio in 1968. He is an American contemporary artist and photographer. Hido's work involves urban and suburban housing across the U.S., of which the artist produces large, highly detailed and luminous colour photographs. Currently based in San Francisco, his previous books include House Hunting (2001), Outskirts (2002), Roaming (2004), and Between the Two (2007). He is a recipient of a Eureka Fellowship and a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Visual Arts Award and is an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts.
Amanda Schiff is a film producer, writer and artist. She lectures in screenwriting, is currently collaborating on a graphic novel and working on a novel and several film, TV and digital projects. She has had solo exhibitions of her multi-media artwork, including a four-month installation at the Grant Museum of Zoology in London. She was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger award in 2001 and has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck College, University of London.