Hi, my name is Matt; I am an independent photographer living in Norfolk, Virginia while working on long-form projects around America. I’ve photographed governors, gangsters and everyone in between. I find them all equally fascinating.
I was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1986 and home schooled for eight years before studying photojournalism at Ohio University. As a kid I mowed enough lawns to buy my first camera, and after that I worked at a Ritz Camera store. Since those glory days, I’ve made photographs for clients around the country, as well as Peru, Rwanda, Botswana, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom. I want to see the rest of the United States before I turn 30. Do you want to send me somewhere?
Over the years I’ve won some awards for my work, but received far more rejection letters. My prints are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Portland Art Museum, the New York Public Library and elsewhere, but I most frequently think about a photograph hanging on my grandfather’s wall.
Whenever I’m traveling for personal projects or assignments, I’m daydreaming about being home with my wife and two young children. When I’m home, I’m antsy, wondering how the hell we’re going to pay next month’s bills while changing diapers, chasing toddlers and kissing boo-boos. Life is a constant roller coaster, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. When I’m not making pictures you’ll probably find me rocking out to some weird mix of music in my car or studio.
The work on this site is available for licensing and as limited edition fine art prints. Please contact me directly for more information.
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EDITORIAL CLIENTS & PUBLICATIONS
Chronicle of Higher Education
ESPN the Magazine
New York Magazine
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Canadian Opera Company
Natural Resources Defense Council
Tiffany & Company