Already eyeing photography at the age of 15, his interest quickly crystallized in the desire to fully invest himself in the art of capturing time.A graduate of Dawson College in photography, Matteo Gueli is a digital and cinematographic photographer based in Montreal.He explores and draws inspiration from several themes including : growth, suburban living, intimacy and interpersonal relationships. He describes his photographic signature as an image that does not concern us at first, but finds a way to speak to us and that we want to look at; it is an incursion into the privacy of his subjects.
35 mm film
Taken from his digital portfolio, 'the + louvre' is a set of three photos that let the viewers glimpse into the lives of young adults. We understand the vision of the artist towards growth. The two models are sparsely dressed leaving their shoulders free from the weights of life. The canvas on the back is covered illustrating that, although beautiful, the image of the future is not that of the past.
35 mm film
The series 'i love these roads' is inspired by the album 'Pure Heroin' by New Zealand's Lorde. We witness a succession of scenes that match each of the album's titles. Here, 'tennis court' presents two youngsters who are separated by such a thin, perforated net. We can understand that what physically separated us gradually loses its meaning. The photo should be viewed with these words in mind: Baby be the class clown I'll be the beauty queen in tears It's a new art form showing people how little we care We're so happy, even when we're smiling out of fear Let's go down to the tennis court, and talk it up like yeah Matteo manages to interpret these words by the nonchalant attitude of his subjects but keeping them close to one another.