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Illumini is planning more events, and is looking for artist's, from all genres, including performance, that use light in their work.

We also offers work placement opportunities for artists.

Illumini, offers great advertising packages for companies, that would like to be part of an exciting event, that attracts a large and wide audience.

For further details please contact Jane Webb via the contact page.

MATTHEW THOMAS

Represented artist for Illumini Event 20102010 . . . . .. .. /////////////////////////////////////////////////. BACK ... NEXT PROFILE


Category: Photographer
Location: Merseyside
Contact: Email
Website: www.mattomica.viewbook.com



Background

Matthew has worked for many clients, to name just a few, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Merseyside Dance Initiative, Independent cinema house. He has been voted British Journal Online Photographer of the Month and been shortlisted for Newlyn Art Gallery 'Transitions'.

He has worked on the following films for PR photography, Last Days of Steam, Wearing Colours, Cut Up and Payphone. Exhibitions have been in London and Liverpool, including Brixton art gallery and Liverpool town hall.

Matthew also combines his talents with design and has worked professional as a web designer and the past 15yrs has been teaching photography to a day centre, for people with mental health disabilities.


Statement

I am a photographer with a ‘painters' eye. I merge the ‘decisive moment' with concept and montage. My work has a visceral meaning that belies its visual surface/ process, and the process is as important as the final show.  I try and not use the same methods for each project, this brings a fresh impetuous to truly explore all the possibilities.  I use photography and digital imaging technologies to create visceral layers that question historical and cultural concepts of time and space, namely the construction of each piece is timed (Clock and Date) so all have the consideration as is the space (the size and placement in series).

Each project often consists of multiple works, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work. My work has progressed (in the early years) from single image statements to multi image series. Though I work quite deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my unconscious is the undisputed project manager. The concrete, repetitive nature of this work frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for a 'happy accident' to influence the finished product.

My influences (photography): Henri Cartier Bresson, Chris Anthony, David Bailey, Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Watson, Eugene Atget, Ansel Adams, Yousef Karsh, Sebastieo Salgado, Richard Avedon, Man Ray, David LaChapelle, Guy Bourdin, helmut newton

Gallery

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Images are the copright of Matthew Thomas 2009-2010