About Matt

Firstly, you want to know about the picture above...don't you? It was made on a beach, on a bright sunny day. You get real close, zoom in, and click - instant self portrait using the model's eye as a mirror - you can see her holding the umbrella in her left hand too!

Matt; (he's only ever called Matthew when he's in trouble) started his photography career in the wilderness in Tasmania, shooting landscapes whenever he could get away from studying for his law degree.

Photography was to be an all encompassing passion for him from that point on.

Matt started photographing model portfolios, then broadened to families, portraits and events. The event photography led to celebrity events, which led to celebrity photography and then prime positions with media outlets. Matt is currently the only photographer at The Melbourne Review magazine, a standout monthly magazine. He also works freelance for a clutch of other titles.

With a 'who's who' list of photographs of celebrities under his belt, including Jennifer Hawkins, Megan Gale, Dita Von Teese, Michael Klim, Cathy Freeman, Charlie Day, Taylor Lautner, Rebecca Judd, Jess Hart and Sting, Matt has earned the title 'Mr Everywhere' for placing himself amongst some of the most talented people on the planet.

Matt doesn't just pursue photography though, he's also a rescue worker with the State Emergency Service and is on call 24/7 in case his rescue, and other specialist skills are required during natural disasters. Matt also volunteers his time to Heartfelt, an organisation of photographers who provide free photography services to families who have had a stillborn baby, or baby who has not survived for long. These photographs are often the only permanent memory a family has of their child.

Presently, one of the areas Matt is concentrating on is specialist food and architecture photography for restaurants and cafes. He's worked in some of the most prestigious places in Melbourne, including Comme, Vue De Monde, PM24 and Carousel. He also enjoys working at events, both large and small, and can be seen each year at L'Oreal fashion Festival, The Spring Racing Carnival, Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival, The Logies, Miss Universe, Brownlow and Allan Border ceremonies as well as one off events like Playboy's Midsummer Night Dream.

His corporate function work covers a huge cross section of industries from shipping to optometry, and Matt is quite happy working with 2,000 attendees or 20. Many events Matt attends are featured in printed media, and he has a reputation for being able to capture the essence of an event in his work.

Here's a list of some of the events Matt's covered and clients Matt's photographed for recently:

Restaurant Magazine Feature Miletos May 2012
Design Institute Australia Official Media Partner World Interiors Day May 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Mamababa George Calombaris May 2012
Media Partner Napoleon Revolution to Empire exhibition NGV May 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Lupino May 2012
Australian Fashion Guide charity event party official photographer May 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Lowlands May 2012
Official Media Melbourne Theatre Company The Heretic May 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature The Premesis May 2012
Official Media Seap Moussavi gallery opening May 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Rose Diner May 2012
Volunteer Photographer on Heartfelt stand at Digital Show, Jeff's Shed May 2012
Portrait Shoot Catherine Freeman, Olympic Gold Medalist May 2012
Portrait Shoot Curtis Stone celebrity chef May 2012
Official Photographer Next Wave Festival May 2012
Judge for Royal Ivanhoe Photographic Society Awards night May 2012
Miss Universe event, official photographer Ciccone cosmetics May 2012
Official Photographer National Optometrists Convention Awards Dinner May 2012
Look Book Chelsique Clothing label May 2012
Presented inaugural Heartfelt photography award Photography Studies College May 2012
Official Photographer MODA Fashion charity event Spice Market for OPA! May 2012
Media Miss Universe Victorian Final May 2012
Portrait Shoot Sue Roberts, CEO State Library May 2012

Portrait shoot Rhonda Burchmore April 2012
Official Media Anzac Day Dawn Service and Parade April 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Rumi April 2012
Official Media, Melbourne Theatre Company Australia Day play April 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Akachochin April 2012
Portrait Shoot Steve Wood CEO Tennis Australia April 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Boire April 2012
Business Profile Izzi & Popo April 2012
Media Profile Shoot Threefold Foodstore and Eatery April 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Pillar of Salt April 2012
Official Australian Launch Penfolds Grange April 2012
Anna Papas Gallery opening April 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature 19 Squares April 2012


James Morrison Concert Media Partner March 2012
Portrait sitting Natalie Miller CEO Cinema Nova March 2012
Formula One Grand Prix March 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Three Bags Full March 2012
L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Media Partner March 2012
Spirit of the Black Dress Media Photographer March 2012
Restaurant Profile Bistro Gitan March 2012
Alex Perry Backstage photographer March 2012
Newspaper Works function with Greg Hywood March 2012
Coles Regional Workshop 400 guests attendees Vic/Tas March 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Gigibaba March 2012
Wine Appreciation night, Melb Food & Wine March 2012
Myer Fashion Launch Flemington Racecourse March 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Bopha Devi March 2012
Spirit of the Black Dress Fashion Parade March 2012
Myer Autumn/Winter launch/parade March 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Hemingway March 2012
Profile shoot with 5 stallholders at Prahran Market March 2012
Design Institute of Australia Awards night Official Media Partner March 2012


Australian Fashion Guide Official Photographer Feb 2012
Cafe Magazine Feature Market Lane Coffee Feb 2012
Lighthouse Foundation Governor General Lunch Feb 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature St Edmonds Feb 2012
Portrait Sitting Mark Rubbo Managing Director Readings bookstores Feb 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Caterinas Feb 2012
Lighthouse Foundation Women's lunch Feb 2012
Restaurant Magazine Feature Dandelion Feb 2012
Cafe feature Sicilian Orange Feb 2012


Tennis Players Fashion Parade Official Photographer Jan 2012
Restaurant Profile Deadman Espresso Jan 2012
Photographic profile Flinders St Ballroom Jan 2012
Restaurant Review Albert St Food and Wine Jan 2012
SES Helicopter photography of storm damage Jan 2012
Bistro profile Bistro Guillaume Jan 2012
Restaurant Review Osteria La Passione Jan 2012
Cafe Review Truman Jan 2012
Cafe Review The Daily Grind Jan 2012
Cafe Review Dead Man Espresso Jan 2012
Tennis Australia Photographer Australian Open Jan 2012


Tennis Australia Official Photographer Showdown Dec 2011
Brotherhood of St Laurence Awards ceremonies (3) Dec 2011
Portrait Profile Kate Brennan CEO Federation Square Dec 2012
Rydges Hotels Christmas Party Official Photographer Dec 2011
Graduate Fashion Parade Fed Square Official Photographer Dec 2011
L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Opening Night Dec 2011


Spring Racing Carnival Offical Photographer/Media Partner Nov 2011
Melbourne Cup Official Photographer Nov 2011
Teds Camera Stores opening Official Photographer Nov 2011
Kubik Official Photographer Nov 2011

Women in Business, Myer Mural Hall Official Photographer Oct 2011
Spring Racing Carnival Official Photographer Oct 2011
Westfield Fashion at Flemington Official Photographer Oct 2011
Melbourne Design Awards Official Photographer Oct 2011
Melbourne Festival Photographer Oct 2011

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Official Photographer Sept 2011
Fashion+Aid 2011 Photographer Sept 2011
Steve Carell Crazy, Stupid Love Official Photographer Sept 2011
David Jones Spring Racing Carnival Launch Sept 2011
Myer Spring Racing Luncheon and parade at Flemington Sept 2011
Jason Grech bridal launch and luncheon MSFW Sept 2011

Horrible Bosses Movie Premiere Official Photographer August 2011
Chrissy Cauchi Exhibition Madurai Kids August 2011
Miss World Heat August 2011
Miss World Final August 2011
Body Canvas - Official Photographer August 2011
Abduction Promo Official Photographer Taylor Lautner August 2011
Catherine Couture Bridal Shoot August 2011
Model Success Teaching/Training for models and togs August 2011

5 X 5 Design Institute of Australia Awards Photographer July 2011
Civilian Chavez - Parade Photographer July 2011
Melbourne Open House - Official Photographer July 2011
Cobram Estate offical launch photographer July 2011
Australian Book Industry Awards official photographer July 2011
Cosmopolitan 'Dob In A Dude' competition/runway July 2011
Miss Universe Australia Final Competition July 2011
Senna the movie Premiere Official Photographer July 2011
Project Runway TV Series Fashion Parade July 2011
Model Success Teaching/Training for models and togs July 2011
Official Photographer Lil Jon MTV party July 2011
Miss Universe Australia Final Official Photographer July 2011
AC/DC Media launch day July 2011

Pink Martini Fashion Show June 2011
Featured Professional Photographer teds.com.au June 2011
Teaching Year 12 students Adelaide June 2011

State Emergency Service 30 Year Unit Awards May 2011
Launch Andrew Lloyd Webber Love Never Dies May 2011
Photographer - Snow Show and Fashion Parade May 2011
Official Photographer TV Week Logie Awards Red Carpet May 2011

Official Photographer Katy Perry Perfume Launch April 2011
Time Served Fashion Parade Pentridge April 2011
Borsha Fashion Label Launch April 2011
Moonee Valley Business Awards April 2011
Unity Cup Football Finals April 2011

Myer Bourke St Store launch March 2011
Urban Upbringing – Laneway Fashion Event March 2011
Grand Prix March 2011
Face of Giant Final March 2011
L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Photographer March 2011
Review Shoot Garcia & Son March 2011
The Spirit of the Black Dress March 2011
Review Shoot Treehouse March 2011
Circa Nocturna – The Fringe Fashion Festival March 2011
Top Gear Melbourne Showgrounds March 2011
Offical Photographer Melbourne International Airshow March 2011

Official Photographer Moonee Valley Festival Feb 2011
Official Photographer Cosmopolitan Model Search Final Feb 2011
Bridal Expo Essendon Feb 2011
Official Photographer Good Vibrations Music Festival Feb 2011
Trash the Dress Photoshoot Feb 2011
Tim Finn Concert Official Photographer Feb 2011
Ciccone Cosmetics Official Photographer Feb 2011

Big Day Out Official Photographer Jan 2011
Sting Concert Backstage Photographer Jan 2011
Tattoo Festival Official Photographer Jan 2011
Pool and Spa Expo Photographer Jan 2011
Australia Day Parade Official Photographer Jan 2011
Restaurant Review Shoot 1806 Jan 2011
Restaurant Review Shoot Berth Jan 2011