“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.