Matt Lambert

Matt Lambert

Director/PhotographerGermany
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Matt Lambert

Matt Lambert

Director/PhotographerGermany
About me
Matt Lambert is a young filmmaker and photographer whose gripping, sensual work has found worldwide acclaim. A Los Angeles native living in Berlin, his craft is colored by his formal training in fine arts and animation. “The landscape of how we tell stories has changed,” says Lambert, “and it’s critical to integrate that old school, romantic way of existing into the digital space.” Working across narrative film, experimental documentary, music, video and fashion, Lambert recently took on his first project for a major US network. His recent photobook, Keim, captures moments from gay youth culture – a preoccupation to be revisited in an upcoming homopunk zine project. Lambert has also recently finished his delicate and moving music video, “Paracetamol”, for Declan McKenna which draws on the real life experiences of two 15 year old Londoners, highlighting the themes of friendship, struggle and escape. Tribeca Film Festival named Lambert one of the ten filmmakers of the future, and Dazed put him on their list of top 100 creative influencers of 2015. Selected clients and publications include Gucci, Givenchy, Patrick Wolf, Hercules and Love Affair, Austra, Channel 4, BBC, i-D, Marc Jacobs, Mykki Blanco, Dazed, Fader and Vogue.
Projects
  • KEIM
    KEIM"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know" - Diane Arbus Matt Lambert's Keim is a special kind of secret. It's a book wrapped in whispers, gossip, innuendo, rumour, myth, mystique, and mystery. His featured "Lovers, Friends, Muses, a Husband" shares in the duplicity of this masterful young photographer's lens. That his chosen cover is an anonymous cock is telling. It's mid-ejaculation. A double exposure shows its arc of movement and a small shower of sperm glides off the right hand side of the page. This camboy view is analogous to Lambert's generational twist on the documentation of adolescent sexual behaviour. The photographic diary as rite of passage for artist and subject is a well-documented path. Larry Clark's autobiographical Tulsa (1971) shocked people by revealing the sinewy torsos of his teenage friends-protrusions of cocks, needles, and gun barrels penetrating the sexualized silhouette. It was not what society wanted to see, but thats denial for you. If Lambert has a photographic lineage, it's more likely to be Nan Goldin and her seminal book The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1985). The Kodachrome-rich reds and browns, the shot-from-the-hip angles, and the incredible intimacy of "Roommates in Bed" (1981), or "Skinhead Having Sex in London" (1978), is much echoed in Lambert's work. However, that's where the influence ends, Lambert's worldview is not a ballad, nor is it about dependency. Whereas Goldin's study of family and relationship is about the politics of sexual intimacy, Lambert is apolitical-he starts and ends with sex. It's therefore independent of relationships. He doesn't care to reveal who is who. Unlike in Goldin's book, no one in Keim has a name, a status, or a sense of purpose in the action other than sexual. All are anon. Most are turned on." - Jefferson Hack
  • VITIUM
    VITIUM
  • Mykki Blanco — "High School Never Ends" (ft. Woodkid)
    Mykki Blanco — "High School Never Ends" (ft. Woodkid)
  • Lucas Satherley — SSAW Magazine FW15
    Lucas Satherley — SSAW Magazine FW15
  • Austra — Habitat
    Austra — Habitat
  • Meat
    Meat
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Projects credited in
  • Mykki Blanco & La 86
    Mykki Blanco & La 86Creative Direction: Desigual Team Campaing Art direction: Linda Romano, Mari Carmen Gainza Director & Photographer: Leo Adef Creative consultant: Matt Lambert
  • Essentia - That Thing
    Essentia - That Thing
  • Covergirl - Massy Arias in Flourish by Lash Blast
    Covergirl - Massy Arias in Flourish by Lash Blast
  • THE PRIVACY AND PERCEPTION ISSUE, JUNE 2018
    THE PRIVACY AND PERCEPTION ISSUE, JUNE 2018In this issue of VICE Magazine, created with Broadly, we explore the myriad forces that shape our identities, and how we portray our most private and public selves. Click here to explore the issue.
  • NOWNESS - Define Beauty: Nipples
    NOWNESS - Define Beauty: NipplesDefine Beauty: Nipples Matt Lambert confronts the censorship of nipples in contemporary culture "The shame of intimacy affects so many of us. It's something that I'm constantly battling with," explains filmmaker and photographer Matt Lambert of his provocative new film: Nipples. Returning to our landmark Define Beauty series, he breathlessly unmasks the scandal and contradiction of nipples in today's society, where women's nipples have become the subject of erasure and concealment on social medi
  • WETRANSFER AND THE DOTS PRESENT: CHAMPIONING DIVERSITY
    WETRANSFER AND THE DOTS PRESENT: CHAMPIONING DIVERSITYThis month some of the leading creatives from the LGBT+ community are curating our WeTransfer wallpapers. Working with creative network The Dots we invited movers and shakers – from Google’s Tea Uglow to filmmaker Matt Lambert – to choose an up-and-coming LGBT+ creative who they believe is shaping the creative worlds of today and tomorrow. Meet our 2017 selections below… Curator: Tea Uglow Artist: Hana Tanimura The amazing Tea Uglow is creative director of Google’s Creative Lab in Sydney. The l
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Work history
    Director
    London / LA
    Director
    Berlin http://www.iconoclast.tv/de
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Skills
  • Writing
  • Directing
  • Creative Direction
  • Photography
Education
    Film/animation
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    Art
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