I’m Matt. I tried to write a serious bio in the third person and failed miserably, so here is my not serious at all first person bio!
Incidentally, since it makes me physically ill to write about myself, this is the same biography you will find on almost all descriptions of me.
I started my career in photography in the womb. I remember telepathically telling my mother to construct images following the rule of thirds ...
Ok seriously, I started shooting pictures at 13 years old. I liked photographing vacations and with family and friends and was kind of the family photographer when we went on trips (which means the trips were horribly documented at first). I wandered around for forty seven thousand years trying to figure out if I wanted to be President of the United States or Iron Man and eventually decided that I wanted to pursue a career as a photographer and artist. I was lucky enough to have been bored in some of my previous jobs and follow around some truly great photographic artists (you guys know who you are, and thank you SO much) as intern and assistant. This led me to believe I was much better than I actually was and I took some tragically bad images for several years. After that, I took some halfway decent images. That's pretty much where I am now.
My style might seem a little dark at first, and I admit that I shoot some things that some people might find offensive, but if art is what you make it, then everyone will always find something to be offended about.
I think that an image can speak more than a thousand words. I think an image can capture our soul and share it with someone else. I think an image is everything you make it.
I also think that cheesecake is awesome.
And I still want to be Iron Man.
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Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States