Malene and a Cadillac in Hollywood by Guido Argentini

Dark and Light Series

Daring and provocative, these images of the female nude push the viewer’s limits and enters ‘forbidden territory’. Argentini plays with our notions of privacy and constructs a deeply erotic universe where it is hard to know what we will find–our hidden sexual fantasies or a parallel reality?

Size

40×40, 50×50, 60×60, 70×70 inches

Medium

Digital c print photograph on paper

Signed

Yes

Genre

Fashion

Malene and a Cadillac in Hollywood by Guido Argentini

Voyeristic and erotic, Guido Argentini blurs the boundaries between public and private spaces. From the Boudoir to the Private Room series, Argentini evokes beauty through the play of light and dark, and balance through composition. The silver eye nudes reflect a similar style of balance and harmony while the reflection series takes a poignant and intimate portrayal of the individual.

Guido Argentini contrasts the beauty and fragility of darkness vs. innocence. All taken in the intimacy of closed rooms, ancient villas, many hotels, from the most elegant five-star locations enriched with luxurious velvets and four-posted beds to the most squalid insignificant hourly-rate motels furnished with cheap plastic chairs and worn-out wallpaper. Guido Argentini’s photographs depict a universe where all these rooms become the theaters of the artist’s self-directed voyeuristic fantasies.

Guido Argentini was born in Florence, Italy. He studied Medicine for three years at the university of Florence. At 23 he decided to turn his passion for photography into a profession and started to shoot fashion and beauty. Since 1990 he lives in the USA, in Los Angeles . His work has been published by some of the leading magazines in the world such as “MarieClaire”, “Men’s Health”,”Playboy”,”Vogue”,”Max”, “Maxim” and many others.

In 2003, Guido Argentini’s first book, “SILVEREYE”, presented an exquisite series of studio and landscape nudes. That work was a reflection of the artist’s great personal passion for sculpture and dance.

In his second book, “PRIVATE ROOMS”, 2005, Guido Argentini offers an entirely different type of personal journey, one where eroticism and beauty are clearly inseparable. Within these pages, we are invited to take a glimpse into a unique ‘feminine universe’. This second book is the result of ten years of photographs, all taken in the intimacy of closed rooms, ancient villas, modern apartments, many hotels, from the most elegant five-star locations enriched with luxurious velvets and four-posted beds to the most squalid insignificant hourly-rate motels furnished with cheap plastic chairs and worn-out wallpaper. A universe where all these rooms become the theaters of the artist’s self-directed voyeuristic fantasies.

 
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