WE HAVE COLLABORATED WITH MATEO ARMAND FOR SOME YEARS NOW AND EVEN HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO KNOW THE ARTIST ON A PERSONAL LEVEL. HE IS KIND AND MODEST AND A GREAT ARTISTS WHO ALWAYS SEEMS TO SURPRISE WITH NEW CREATIVE CONCEPTS WHEN IT COMES TO HIS PHOTOGRAPHY. YES, WE KNOW MATEO WELL. SO WELL WE COULD SAY WE CAN READ HIM LIKE AN OPEN BOOK. BUT STILL AFTER ALL THAT HE IS ABLE TO SURPRISE US.
It has been quiet around Mateo Armand for some time, but that didn’t worry us too much. The summer months are always a bit slow as everyone has other things to do. We knew he would be back with something good and once again we are not disappointed. This time Mateo introduces us to Enzo. Simple as that. No additional graphic, no pop colors. Just Enzo on black background and you know what, it is enough.
Enzo isn’t gay but that is something we can learn to live with as well. Especially considering the fact he is pretty open minded and has no problem baring it all. And why should he. If you’ve got it, you can flaunt it, right? Enzo definitely has got it. What Enzo als had is a healthy ambition when it come to modelling. Not just for himself, but for other men who are like him. Hairy man. Enzo’s ambition is to open a model agency that specializes in men with hair. That Mateo seems to have a preference for men with some body hair is also not a surprise. Sebastien Krakus [Unusual Encounter] comes to mind. So does Jordan Astié [Generation C], Armando Santos [Armando Santos in Style] and of course the delicious Romain Coupry [Raw/The Concrete Wall | Romain Again). More about Romain later. Today the focus is on Enzo. And Mateo.
What else is there to say about Enzo. Not so much, really. Except that he definitely has all the attributes to look amazing on photo and to make you want to see more. Yes come on, admit it. So what if I tell you that soon you actually will have the opportunity to see more. And not just of Enzo, but also of other legendary models shot by Mateo Armand, such as Luca Baccare, Ickarus Netza and – again – Romain Coupry. Because what we considered a summer stop was actually a very budy time for Mateo. A time in which he has been preparing the lauch of his very first photobook. Which, if you ask me, is long overdue. But then again couldn’t come at a better time, with Christmas just around the corner. Yes, indeed, Mateo Armand is preparing his first book. A volume that will contain above mentioned models and more, and include many not seen before photos. The focus of Mateo’s firs publication will be his Concrete Wall series and the White Wall portraits and include many full frontals that he has kept under the rug for a long time. So you see, when you tink you can read someone like an open book, there always seems to be a hidden page you didn’t notice. –BM-
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