Over the last two years Matthew Morgan’s work has explored documentary photography using analogue and digital photography. His style of photography provides a straightforward and accurate representation of people and places. He often shoots without the subject’s awareness or permission.
When asked why he favours analogue photography Matthew said ‘when I load a roll of film into my camera the experiential journey begins when I start clicking. It presents a challenge and makes me more selective in my composition and framing.’
The last year in lockdown has given Matthew the time to start fresh and begin his journey within documentary photography. His work became ‘more’ isolated, focussing on the emotions of people and places capturing the raw reality of that place or person.
One of Matthew’s influencers is Jo Greer. Jo describes himself as a life photographer. Joe’s photographic work does not fit in a box. Always carrying his Leica M6, he is ready and able to take a photograph in any situation life brings to him. His work captures the honesty of a situation in order to bring it across to the viewer.
Matthew’s recent work exhibited at HCA’s Folly Lane hub is an unmistakable look – his photographs are rich, the saturation is dramatic and he has captured the colour, character and emotions of his subjects. Matthew’s work experiments with different genres and shooting locations which gives a fresh perspective on his work.
To view more of Matthew’s work follow him @matthewm0rgan