In the winter of 2009, Todd Hido was approached by elementary school art instructor Wilhelm Matthies about using his photographs in class for the students to work from as a source of inspiration for some of their own exercises. The resulting book of four watercolors by 1st grade students shows some of the remarkable collages generated by the class. Each copy of the book contains 4 reproductions of collages, and one original signed photograph by Todd Hido.
Todd Hido is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist whose work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, Eyemazing, Wired, Elephant, FOAM, and Vanity Fair. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.