Hi! My name is Matt and I love to make great photographs and have a positive impact on other’s lives. I am a professional photographer and gallery owner in Cleveland.
Growing up an avid fisherman, my photography evolved from my love of nature and the outdoors. My photographs focus on the beauty of the Midwest and capturing the humanity of all different types of people. I love to teach through photography and through social media, I am able to bring people on my travels that otherwise may not be able to.
Within the last few years, I made the difficult decision to quit my full time police position and take a chance on myself and my passion for photography. In 2017, I moved to Shenzhen, China and had the best year of my life teaching English and photographing across Southeast Asia. When I returned home, I was lucky enough to be hired by some of the best magazines and newspapers in Cleveland and am very grateful for my opportunities.
Awards, honors and recognition
1st Place Backpacker Magazine National Photo Contest 1st Place MLK Contest at Case Western Reserve University
A fun fact about me
I quit my full time police job to teach English in China. While in Asia, I photographed in 8 countries and had the best year of my life. I now do photography full time.
English, Spanish and Chinese
Nikon D850, Nikon D750
Nikon 14-24, Tamron 24-70 G2, Nikon 85mm 1.4, Tamron 70-200 G2, Nikon 200-500
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