Matt is a self-taught multiformat photographer who utilizes digital, film, and historic processes to capture the natural world. He has an affinity for photographing trees and water, often while hiking, but enjoys photographing all subjects and experimenting with a wide variety of techniques.
His foray into historic process photography through workshops and practice over the past year has resulted in the creation of images using wet plate collodion, platinum and palladium, cyanotype, oil, gum bichromate, salt, and dry and glass plates.
His usable camera collection includes lenses dated as early as 1861 and cameras dated as early as 1880. The majority of his work is done using a mirrorless digital camera and a large format 4x5 film camera.
He is always looking for new (new to him but many times based in the 1800s and early 1900s) and interesting techniques to inform his creative process.
Matt is based in Mclean, VA, though his images represent many locations both domestically and abroad. His work has been exhibited in more than 10 galleries throughout the U.S.
Through my work I strive to capture the beauty and drama of nature and my surroundings - whether it be hiking on a secluded trail or through a busy street. I enjoy sharing my perspective through photographic processes and inspiring others to explore.