Marco Arguello (b. 1985) is a self-taught photographer born and raised in McAllen, TX to Paraguayan parents. He began shooting in his early twenties when he purchased his first digital SLR. He discovered analog a few years later and fell in love with the look and more importantly, the slower and more methodic nature of the medium. In 2015, his series Tungsten Beach was published in various online blogs and publications such as Its Nice That and Fast Company which led to the beginning of his freelance career. His past clients include Art Basel, Lexus International, United Airlines, Wall Street Journal Magazine, and Porter Airlines. He has lived in Austin, Miami, and currently lives in Athens, Greece.
Chroma is a series that documents my surroundings during a year-long sabbatical around the world with my wife. I wanted to dissect the environment around me and focus on the kitschy and saturated nature of tourism. From outlandish decor in our hotel rooms to selfie sticks, these photos aim to reflect those gaudy and otherwise mundane of long-term travel that is often left out of those pictures perfect “influencer” style photos.
These photos were taken in Hungary, Vietnam, New Zealand, Hawaii, California, Cambodia, Morocco, Thailand, Bolivia, and Spain. All shot on 35mm.
To view more of Marco’s work please visit his website.