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The $90.3 Million Painting That Reveals Unique Photography Methods.

A Masterful Piece of Art. The 1972 painting entitled “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” by legendary British painter David Hockney fetched the highest auction price ever for a living artist as it sold for a jaw-dropping $90.3 million last month. A man in trunks swimming underwater is being carefully observed by a […]

X-Ray Apparatus & Concrete Pyramids: Guy Hollaway’s Photography Studio.

The Process Gallery. Distinctive works are created using X-Ray equipment, housed in a concrete pyramid chamber, by British photographer Nick Veasey, who has had a studio built and completed by Guy Hollaway Architects. Inquisitive. Designed to be an “inquisitive piece of architecture” the Process Gallery, as it is known, stands alone in an open field […]

A Career Shaped By The Photograph

Starting Out For more than three decades the biggest names in show business have been photographed by Derek Ridgers, but it all began by chance, one night in Finsbury Park, north London. With a Miranda SLR slung over his shoulder, Ridgers walked into the Rainbow Theatre on the night of 13 January 1973. He had […]

Further To The NorthSide

From one island to a peninsula From one island of Denmark to a half island of Denmark (otherwise known as a peninsula); a total of 116 miles, on a train that goes under the sea in a tunnel as well as above the sea on a bridge, we travelled from Copenhagen to Aarhus for this […]

How a Shot Went Viral is Revealed by The Royal Wedding Photographer.

Viral popularity and huge amounts of praise were received for one particular photo during this past weekend as the world’s attention was captured by the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The details of how the picture in question came to be have now been revealed by the photographer. After the wedding ceremony […]

Behind The Scenes: Royal Run.

Keep the diary open Whether it was wishful thinking or simply experience, when I first heard about the Royal Run back in 2017 I decided to keep the 21st May available in my calendar. “We won’t be needing you for that particular race,” I was told, but a voice in my head kept saying, “Yeah […]

Future King of Denmark Joins In Birthday Celebrations With The Royal Run.

In merely a few days time the future king of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik, will be celebrating his 50th birthday and all over the country flags will be at high mast. A total of five Danish cities are involved in celebratory shenanigans which began on May 18, and span nine days, which The Royal Family […]

Master Class: Visual Language For Tech Leaders.

Tech Workshop Last Wednesday, bestbrains.dk ran a Master Class: Visual Language For Tech Leaders workshop which Matt went out to shoot. Participation in this event was strictly limited to a mere ten people and they were vetted by an entry assignment. Sorting the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. People With Diverse Backgrounds Coming […]

Leading Publications Sever Ties With Bruce Weber and Mario Testino After Sexual Harassment Allegations.

Last year, the so-called “powerhouse photographers”, both Mario Testino and Bruce Weber were investigated as several allegations surfaced of sexual harassment leading many media companies, the likes of which including Condè Nast to sever ties with the pair. Times Up 2017 saw the rise in profile of sexual harassment cases and so it became a […]

Game of Thrones Star Joins Climate Change Talk

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau returns to his home country to take action An overwhelmingly massive wall of ice on regular display is one of the many stunning visual images in the popular television series Game of Thrones in which Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays fictional knight Jaime Lannister. In the real world, climate change seriously imperils our […]

Top Magazines Have Banned Photographer Terry Richardson

Leading Magazines Ban Fashion Photographer Leading magazines such as Vanity Fair, Glamour, GQ, and Vogue have banned the fashion photographer Terry Richardson from shooting. It was on Monday that Condé Nast, which owns some of the most famous magazine titles in the world, circulated an incriminating email that was leaked to British newspaper The Daily […]

Following in the footsteps of Obama

Where would a former President of the United States go to eat when in Copenhagen? For my first blog post in nearly two millennia I thought I’d tackle something a little light-hearted.  Despite never really pursuing a career in food photography, it appears it has found me. Well, in the sense that a large client […]

RIP: John Hurt

Over the weekend, the acting world lost yet another of its fine members. John Hurt CBE – a man of enormous talent and film credits to be in awe of – had been battling pancreatic cancer since 2015, yet announced later that year it was in remission. Which makes it all the more sadder to […]

When Matthew Met… Britney Spears

Wednesday, 30th September 2015 – Learning from mistakes – The Britney Spears Lingerie Fashion Show It was my biggest opportunity to date and I messed it right up. The good news is, I learnt from it – I think. It was exactly 12 months ago – September 2014 – and I had a press pass […]

When Matthew “met” Noel Gallagher

A brand new Career High has just been achieved Throughout the next few paragraphs I’m going to break a couple of cardinal sins when it comes to blogging and acting professionally. I’m going to: Boast and brag about my job as a photographer Not offer any guidance or advice to any of my readers Talk […]

Behind The Scenes: Lasse Sjørslev

How do you get a nice image when photographing with fluorescents?   Last week I was given the task of photographing TV2 News Presenter Lasse Sjørslev, and how pleased was I when it started to rain and snow just a few minutes before the shoot! Knowing that Lasse would have to change clothes at some […]

When Matthew met… John Hurt CBE

Bizarrely, most people respond by asking, “who?” when I tell them I’ve photographed John Hurt. Maybe it’s a generation thing; after all, he was born in the 1920s, making him something of a relic in the eyes of today’s Reality TV-Loving Youth. So if that’s your generation and you’re reading this asking the same question, […]

When Matthew met… Moyles

Firstly, apologies to my Danish and non-UK readers, as you probably won’t have a clue who Motor-Mouth Moyles is, but rest assured this guy played an integral part in my journey to becoming a photographer. And in 2010 I actually got the chance to tell him. Well, actually I kinda got in a bit of […]

Paptastic

Poor Princess Mary. And I mean that sincerely. For a good couple of hours she was hounded by men with cameras (including me, I should admit) and they just would not leave her alone. It was a couple of Saturdays ago here in Copenhagen and the weather was hot hot hot. A children’s anti-bullying relay […]