Owning a photography studio means you get to meet a variety of people and do a variety of sessions. No two days are ever the same. It’s fun to go from season to season – photographing high school seniors in the summer then switching gears to family sessions in the fall and then doing more commercial session in the winter. Seems like ever since the new year started people and businesses have started thinking about updating websites and business cards with new photos. This session was just a LITTLE bit different.
Matthew and I met back in college at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Being art majors (my focus was in photography and advertising while he did more graphic and fine arts) our paths crossed once or twice in various classes. When Matthew decided to expand his art career and start approaching galleries here in the Cities in hopes of displaying his Andy Warhol-esque pieces in their shows he knew he would need some professional photography done. So to help kick off his self promotion, he packed up some of his favorite pieces and brought them up to my studio to get some photos of him and the artwork. He also found a company that will help him sell replications of his artwork online so he was in need of high resolution files of each of the pieces to submit. So we started out at my studio photographing each painting and then we headed just down the street to a great empty space I had found here in Stillwater to finish up the session. We had decided that since the artwork was very clean and contrasty on its own, we wanted a space that had clean white walls to really make the artwork stand out and be a focus in each of the images. This space worked perfect!
These are just a few of my favorite images from the session, more are posted on my Facebook page. If you’d like to see more of Matthew’s paintings and graphic design work, check out his website. And definitely make sure you contact him if you want to purchase any of his amazing artwork!