Golden, CO, United States
Matthew is a high-intensity photographer. From vivid, unmanipulated images of the American Southwest, to tight shots of master-craftsmen in concentration or professional mountain bikers caught in action from beneath their wheels, Matthew's photos vibrate with rebel spirit. For 9 years, Matthew has inculcated himself in the work and expedition experience of National Geographic photographers like Galen Rowell and David McLain. Matthew's own treks often capture "accessory moments". Rather than focusing on the man-conquers-nature summit of an ice-climb, he might find camaraderie in a candle-lit cabin, bridging the humanistic tone of his photojournalism with his adventure stories.
Entirely self-taught, Matthew has embraced the special perspective of "endurance photography," or as he puts it, "Behind most of my images there's some pain and suffering." Calm landscapes belie what it took to find them. The physical labor behind the shot is reborn in the stunning physicality of natural textures in images wrought with wonder and a keen understanding of natural light.
Matthew currently works for Trek Bicycle Company, his photography is featured in Decline Magazine, Pinkbike.com, and several bicycle manufacturer catalogs. He lives in Golden, Colorado