After Mauricio A. Rodriguez decided to immerse his life in his new found passion of photography and keep himself behind the camera and at times in front of the lens, he rediscovered himself as an artist and realized that his life is full of visions that are translated into his work. He came to realize that talent is situational and is directly inspired and influenced by your upbringing, social environment, long life struggles and discoveries. IN other words, the triggers of the creative mind.
The presence of reality and the idea of the surreal is what drives Mauricio Rodriguez. His photography continues to create a body of work where self experience and self identification within society affects his art and persona, leading him to the obsession of being in the present with images that exhibit a deeply mysterious atmosphere, with unexplained elements that seem to refer to something else seen, read or imagined beyond the photograph. RAM IMAGERY is a photography brand that was created with the intention of capturing the beauty and nature of the true human being. Mauricio: “As we move away from the highly re-touched industry we begin to enter an era where the true-self of any celebrity and people are what the industry and us, aspire for.”
Mauricio A. Rodriguez finds himself in good company when it comes to finding inspiration. “Very much inspired by the cinematic/fashion aesthetic of Steven Klein, the obsession with the male figure of Bruce Weber, the sexual intentions of Juergen Teller, the explicit sexual objectification of Robert Mapplethorpe, the surrealism of Man Ray, Hans Bellmer, Marcel Duchamp, the voyeurism in Tierney Gearon, and the fashion aspects of Steven Meisel, Greg Gorman, David Sims, Mert and Marcus, Ryan McGinley, Mario Sorrenti, Herbs Ritts, among many others, my visual inspirations certainly take apart the specifics of each photographer to partly influence my own work. As my knowledge grows stronger even though, at times I refused to do any kind of research for the purpose of bettering my own work, it is unavoidable to feel inspired by our preceding masters in photography.”
Mauricio Rodriguez’ images are a composite of layers, mainly in film, both color and black and white. Based on few early explorative photography techniques used to document the invisible to the common eye and/or the paranormal, the study of movement and more commonly used within the surrealism movements. The idea behind multiple exposures is to create what is unknown about life, his life, and the layers we shed in order to grow, discover and become successful within our body and soul. –BM-
Model: Andrew Spina.
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