Santomarco Photography, Littleton Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Matthew is an emerging photographer specializing in Colorado landscape and Denver skyline images. Born and raised in Colorado, the state serves as a backyard playground for Matthew to explore and photograph at a moment’s notice. He’ll go to great lengths to make sure the scene he captures has the best light -- even if that means going back multiple times. His combination of vivid colors, textures, elements in nature and dynamic compositions create captivating visions of beautiful, yet fleeting moments in time.
He’s also drawn to the hustle and bustle of big city lights – he enjoys photographing Denver during late night hours. Matthew has an appreciation and an awareness of different architectural styles that adorn the city. He’s drawn to the intricate brick work of Art Deco buildings and the Mid-century futuristic designs and the Googie neon lights of yesterday year.
In 2015, Matthew eschewed all of his digital camera gear and converted entirely to medium format film. He finds the tactical and methodical approach to film shooting very rewarding. “There’s just something about the color, grain and subtle tones of film that you can’t get with digital. I’m excited to pursue all landscape photography endevours with this format moving forward”