IT IS EASY TO BARE YOUR BODY. IT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF TAKING OF YOUR CLOTHES. BARING THE SOUL IS A MORE COMPLEX ISSUE. TO REACH COMPLETE OPENNESS, YOU NEED TO DIVEST IDEAS AND MEMORIES. THE EMOTIONS AND SENSATIONS THAT YOU EXPERIENCED AND HAVE REMAINED IN YOUR BODY AND MIND. TO OPEN YOUR SOUL IS TO GIVE YOURSELF COMPLETELY. NOT AN EASY TASK AS EVEN IN THE MOST INTIMATE MOMENT WE STILL WEAR A MASK.
Carlos Martínez Guzmán has two passions in his life: graphic design and photography. Obviously Carlos has been seduced by visual arts. Graphic design he choose as his professional path through his life. Photography is his hobby that accompanies him. As a designer and brand developer Carlos has worked for various companies. As a photographer he has focussed on portraiture and fashion, two disciples that have become the source of inspiration for his personal style. A style that starts to manifest itself from the moment his lens captures his subject.
As a photographer of nudes Carlos Martínez has learned that for a model it is not always that obvious to reach the expected goal. Some strip down to nothing and pose. Others bare it all: body and soul. Once you are on that path it becomes inevitable. A process of which there is no turning back. According to Carlos it is like having been in a desert and craving for water. Once the liquid touches your lips, you instinctively can't stop drinking. And the more you absorb, the more you bare.
Carlos Martínez believes that the body has memories. Memories of pleasure and pain, and the thin line between them. This is what he tries to express with his photography, whether it is nudes or semi nudes. Memories and experiences imprinted in skin and spirit. One of his favourite models is Enrique Ruiz, whom we already met in Carlos' The Naked Soul editorial. Today Enrique displays this subtle play of sensuality and desire dressed in only a jeans and embraced by warm light and dramatic shadows. But like The naked Soul, this set also answers to Carlos Martínez' search for the exposure of sensitivity and sensuality. A wonderful essay of beauty. –BM-
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