Marco Andres Argüello is self-taught and prefers to shoot film for its unique aesthetic and slower pace. His personal work reflects a wide range of styles but he has an affinity for urban landscapes, minimalism, and oddities. Past clients include Art Basel, Lexus International, Orlebar Brown, and Porter Airlines. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Its Nice That, and Der Grief among others. Born and raised in McAllen, Texas, Marco has called Miami Beach home for the last 4 years.
In this series I wanted to capture the eccentric personalities of South Beach. I focused on poses that felt bizarre or statuesque. The isolation in most of the compositions evokes the feeling that my subjects posed for me when in fact they were completely unaware of my presence.
The voyeuristic nature of this approach, coupled with all of the subjects either having their eyes closed, covered up, or sleeping, gives viewers permission to look through my lens and stare without being impolite.
Postcards in Miami are full of these sun-drenched life guard huts and tourists are constantly posing next to them – they are quintessential Miami Beach icons. However, lit by giant floodlights, it gave me an opportunity to show them in a completely different context. I love the solitude and ominous feeling that these images portray. The texture of the sand in combination with the hard shadows of the lights create an almost moonlike landscape.
To view more of Marco’s work, please visit his website.