WE ARE LIVING LIVES OF HASTE AND STRESS. THERE AREN'T ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY AND ALL WE DO SEEMS PROGRAMMED. INSTALLED. RATIONALIZED. LIVING A LIFE LIKE THAT, IT IS EASY TO FORGET WHERE WE COME FROM. WHO WE ARE. WHAT WE ARE.
Over the millennia we have evolved in what we are today, but in the beginning humans were very different beings. More instinctive and less rational. Our lives were simple with only two objectives: survival and procreation. Those are the things that sit in the core of our being, even now. Today. And where we once roamed the prairies and prehistoric forests, today we search our ways through urban jungles, fighting to keep our own place in overcrowded cities.
Matt Lee is a London based photographer who loves creating bold and striking images that have an ethereal, other worldly quality about them. For Matt there is something truly exciting about that moment you capture an image of someone at their most awe inspiring. It is what he strives for. One of his favourite models is Archie, and one can see immediately why. Archie has that rare quality to adapt himself to every situation and conceptual vision a photographer puts him in.
The intention of Matt Lee's Where The Wild Things Are was to capture something very primal. The innate hunter that still lives inside each of us and that is suppressed in today's modern world. Archie was the perfect model for this shoot, and really brought the required aggression to the shoot. As a photographer himself he understands what is required to produce a great shot, which made him an excellent model to collaborate with. Where The Wild Things Are is Matt Lee's version of the true human spirit, fundamental and instinctive. –BM-
MATT LEE | BEAUTIFULMAG