Outskirts by Todd Hido is a perfect companion volume to his acclaimed first title, House Hunting. Hido’s large-format color photographs of suburbia convey an aura of loneliness, mystery and isolation while managing, at the same time, to exude comfort and even warmth. His portraits of tract homes are imbued with an eerie softness, their exteriors glowing invitingly – or is it ominously? – in the cool night air. An essay by the eminent writer Luc Sante, entitled ‘Stranger,’ brilliantly echoes Hido’s work and is a fine introduction to the book. Todd Hido was the recipient of the 2001 Eureka Fellowship. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, as well as in other public and private collections.