...Life is expression; and from a young age Matthew has fully embraced this expression. Lost within his surroundings, at 16 he found photography, and through this medium he developed a way to connect with other individuals who also felt a similar level of detachment.  

By combining subjective perspective with universal appeal Matthew has found unique ways of questioning not only the identity of who we are, but also how we interact & relate to that which surrounds us. Whether he’s capturing a Landscape, Architecture, or the Human Form, his work challenges the relation of inherent truths & fiction that occur in our existence.

Utilizing contrasting tones, and a distinctly deliberate perspective influenced by combining the conscious and subconscious as a means to question reality, Matthew showcases conceptual photos which evoke a level of detachment subtle enough for most people to connect with. It is through this connection that Matthew proves on a perceptual level just how related we actually are. 

Education

2014 BFA, Academy of Art University, School of Photography.  

Various Outlets/Permanent Displays

  • 6 of my Images are in the Permanent Collection of The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City

  • I have be represented by Star Dog Gallery as a Contributing Artist since 2013

  • I am a continuing contributor to local upstart newspaper: The Gold Coast Almanac.

  • I have worked as a Staff Photographer/Occasional Videographer at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers Starting in the Summer of 2018