Intimidades is born from the spiritual claim about the hyper-sexualization of bodies and the subsequent trivialization of these by the, not so recent, vulgar vision of the cultural industry.
Through this photographic exhibition, we seek to “go back” on the sexist cult of intimacy and expose the brutality and perversion behind the overcoming of the intimacy of “the others.” At the same, it seeks to spiritualize the image and give due weight to the bodies and moments, moving away from the pornographic reference to which they are constantly associated.
In addition to this crusade against bad taste, vulgarity and the banalization of the human body, it seeks to inspire a new reading of intimacy as the “moment” where the walls of privacy are jumped with the help of respect and trust.
Starting from the basis that the mere exposure of the body does not mean the exacerbation of the organs or the carnal faculties, it seeks to guide the gaze towards the opening of the soul and the light that emanates from it in unique moments like these.
Through lights and shadows, silhouettes, textures and less exuberant or forced postures, more genuine results are achieved in terms of the human body and its environment in moments of intimacy. The photographs tell the story of a natural approach where there is no photographer and no subject, but rather two people who through light record a small story about intimacy on a camera sensor.
As co-creator of these works I want to show that what is exposed here should not be observed with the eyes of the conventionality of the nude, of the explicit or even, beyond, of the pornographic. Anyone who is willing to remove the glasses of iconic vulgarity of the cheap culture of sexual exploitation of bodies will be able to immerse themselves in the concepts of the work. Intimidades seeks to excite the soul by connecting with the memories that each individual has from that time he jumped the barriers of complete intimacy and temporarily lived in that limbo of pleasures called “Absolute Trust”.
About Guillermo Rodríguez Lateulade
Born in 1990, from an early age Guillermo Rodríguez Lateulade developed an interest in arts starting from music and writing all the way through plastics and audiovisual arts. Despite not being raised in a family of artists, his attraction to different expressions and not so common points of view about the world itself, was very clear according to his close family.
Since 2010, with an ongoing career in communications studies, photography has become the main artistic and professional getaway for the young artist in the cold and far away city of Montevideo, Uruguay.
After achieving a degree in science of communications from Universidad de la República (UdelaR) and having accomplished the first step into the academy world, Guillermo added to his CV courses involving photography, writting, graphic desing and more. Not feeling fed up with his current situation the photographer left home to work abroad in places as Mexico, USA and Europe.
In 2020, after many years of improving skills around photography Guillermo took a leap of faith and moved to Madrid in the search of new opportunities and knowledge. On the purpose to feed this hunger, the artist began a Master in Author Photography in Too Many Flash Academy.
As a part of this new stage Guillermo showed a more mature artistic side that merges the past experiences and view of modern society with years of different techniques in the field. Endorsing different assets such as sexuality, intimacy, loneliness, human behavior and society movements the artist comes on his own way to show through projects his approach in a humaner and closer way.
Projects such as Intimidades o El Beso XXI are a clear sign of this new stage of the photographer that looks forward to getting to the art world combining an old school based photography with new speeches and contemporary problems of society.