Since moving to Scotland 15 years ago, Matt has worked in photography and production which has seen him take on a wide range of high profile projects. His career has taken him around the world to over 50 countries including the Middle East and Australia and his latest publication “Incidental landscapes” presents us with a collection of unique stills of the countries travelled.
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The 34 year old, a Film and TV graduate from Edinburgh College lives in East Lothian, Scotland, with his wife and whilst his career has led him to travel around the globe, the photographer insists that “Scotland is the greatest place in the world to come home to.”
Matt has photographed the likes of current BNTM star, Simone Murphy, the Young Fathers band, winners of the 2014 Mercury music prize, former Miss Scotland winner Asling Friel Barrie, Glaswegian band Chvrches, former Formula 1 driver, David Coulthard, MP Mhairi Black and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to name a few.
One of the photographer’s most recent projects was the “I am more than” movement, a movement founded by Morgan McTiernan and Rosalind Main, with the aim of encouraging others to champion their individuality. Additionally, as a producer for MBP, a production company founded by himself and Scott Thompson, this role has seen him produce over 2000 films taking him travelling around the world.
Now Matt has released his latest book “Incidental landscapes,” a collection of photos captured from his journeys that the artist describes as “showing you some images from places that are sometimes remote and places that are just cool!”
His first photography book “Beautiful mistakes” reached number one on the iBooks entertainment chart in 2016 and was only consequently knocked off number one by the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”