The majority of Matt's time is spent on portrait and event shoots.
To keep the creative juices flowing, and to contribute to worthy causes, Matt has several other projects simmering away.
Sydney in Focus - is a photographic essay profiling some of Sydney's icons, raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Will culminate in an exhibition in Art Month 2012.
Private Bodies (working title) will photograph people of all walks of life, naked in their own homes. The home is the one domain that is considered safe and ‘private’ enough for most people to bare all. What happens when the private body is made public in this way? The hope is that subjects will be left empowered and with a new relationship to their own body and sense of self. People from all walks of life – all ages, body types, genders, sexualities and nationalities – are invited to participate. The final cross section of people included will be determined by who puts their hand up to be involved.
Strangers - why don't people trust photographers these days? I want to explore these issues.
Visit each project page on the left for full information.
Sydney in Focus is a photographic essay that will document the relationship of our leading personalities with the City of Sydney. Visit the offical website.
A common dilemma facing those at the forefront of their profession is whether to move abroad to pursue further opportunities. Despite the internationalisation of Sydney and increasing connections resulting from globalisation, this is a question faced by people in all walks of life.
What trade-offs do these icons face and how do they weigh one against the other? Why do some choose to leave permanently? Why do some live here and work abroad or conversely move away and holiday back in Oz?
From international professionals relocating to Sydney to media personalities moving abroad, to foreign sports stars coming to call Australia home – Sydney in Focus will tell their story.
Following a year of production, Sydney in Focus will culminate in an exhibition of large photographic prints. The images will be sold to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Each image will be signed mounted and displayed with an overview of the subjects bonds and affinity with Sydney.
Studio Harcourt – Europe’s leading luxury portrait studio is a partner for the exhibition. Harcourt will be sending a selection of their finest portraits of leading European stars that have an association to Sydney to display as part of the exhibition. All images on display will be for sale with revenue going to the Leukaemia Foundation.