Sexuality always tries to escape from everyday's monotony through eroticism. This activity, which is as graphic as imaginative, breaks with the established order through creativity. It colors a world that we're taught to see in a gray scale. We live in a society where time and daily responsibilities imprison the body and inhibit the imagination while at the same time gratifying simplicity and absurd utilitarian productivity.
Sex rises as one of the last aspects of human nature that still remain undefeated against the suffocating everyday life and its duties.
The motor of eroticism is sexual diversity. There aren't two identical passionate encounters. Each one comes with radical or subtle changes that show sex works as a catalyst of those impulses belonging only to our most basic human level. This unstoppable impulse is violently conducted until it merges with the other one's will.
That's the reason why having plenty of sex experiences makes you breathless, drowsy, and takes you on a sweet trance. In those moments, our most earthly side is unveiled, and all taboos, embarrassments, and concerns that dull our existence are left behind.
Have you ever felt attracted to someone of your same gender?
There are countless of issues around this question that every teenager faces in their first sexual experiences. Human beings are curious by nature, and as such, each has an innate talent to let themselves be dragged into the currents of the unknown, mysterious, and, above all, sacred, intangible, or forbidden.
It was thought for many years that love had to be between a man and a woman and anything that stepped away from this wasn't seen as love. Anything deviating from that established form of love was seen as an anomaly, a deviation, or even a sickness. People tried to correct what was understood as an unnatural abomination until biologists discovered that most animal species practice homosexual relationships. However, there are still prejudices towards "different" practices, and once in a while, certain groups of people rise against freedom, diversity, and control of human beings over their own lives.
Discovering new practices are as natural as the longing for heat and the desire of touching someone's naked skin and to yield to pleasure no matter the gender. These times are foolishly trying to classify everything in black and white, when sexuality is an instinct that goes in every direction and has as many possibilities as there are colors.
Matt Lambert's photo series pretends to study how sexuality is understood in the first quarter of the twenty first century. Through photographs of men in intimate moments, the images disrupt and create a direct confrontation with the minds assuring that homosexuality is part of society's abomination and a mental derangement. At the same time, these photos confirm sex is something natural and break the taboos that, for centuries, society has put on the shoulders of people with different sexual preferences.
Get to know more of Lambert's work in his official Instagram.
Translated by María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards