Matt has been photographing semi-professionally for nine years.
He is a graduate of the MFA in Writing program at University of San Francisco and holds a BA in English from University of Utah. His photography has been published by the queer web magazine, Spit & Spirit, and twice in digital/print by Gorgeous Freaks.
Matt was recently featured in exclusives for Pineapple Zine (Feb 2019), Pornceptual (May 2018), and Pansy (June 2017). Other credits can be viewed here. Courtesy of Y-Not Magazine, Matt shared his thoughts about process in a 2017 interview.
Matt likes the stories that bodies tell about innocence and desire, vulnerability and the sensuous. For him, masculinity (as a subject) is too often traditionally rendered—a kind of lovelessness worth frustrating. Fans claim his compositions “possess wonderful focus, a simple loving elegance. It's as if he falls in love with his subjects.” Eschewing techniques which lean too heavily on direction or post-processing, Matt prefers collaborative relationships with his subjects that spring from ideas and highlight emotive moments—often shooting in natural light and domestic spaces. Many of his subjects are lovers, friends, or fellow artists themselves.
Matt is 37 and lives in Los Angeles, CA.