"Inspired by life"
Award winning Royal photographer Matt Porteous showed an unusual interest in photography from an early age, his first yellow, underwater Minolta accompanied him everywhere. It was through that simple lens that he learnt to capture the sublime beauty of nature.
Matt’s love and delight in his surroundings are evident in his work. He captures and reveals the expression and detail that is seldom evident to the naked eye. His images are alive with emotion and movement; he enters the world of that image and allows us a glimpse of his excitement, his humour, his soul.
His mentors, close friends and travel opportunities have all influenced his approach to his work over the past 25 years. He is passionate about his photography and always has been. The love he has for his work, the people and places that he encounters along the way is apparent in the detail and perspective, in the stories he tells in his photographs.
Getty Underwater Concept
Medical, Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Pain Relief, Mindfulness, Meditation, Power, Support, Mental Health
Ocean Culture Life
Matts latest project Ocean Culture Life, built from passion alongside a friend and ocean filmmaker Googsi aims to form an ecosystem of oceanographers, free divers, surfers, filmmakers, lifeguards and ocean dreamers whose lives have been shaped by the sea. In short, OCL is a global community of positive ocean storytellers who collaborate on various projects. OCL’s team creates thumb stopping content for their network of ambassadors and charities, collectively spreading awareness on all things ocean related
Always Captured, Never Seen.
We fulfilled a promise a few years ago to a small town in South East Zanzibar. Returning, fully equipped with a box of prints, a bag of pens, footballs and sunblock, we began our search for the locals I captured the previous year. With the help of our friend and guide Roger, our quest was to handover the prints to the locals who never have the opportunity to view portraits of themselves or their families. The closest most are likely to see is a peak at the screen on a tourists camera, always to see a split second image before the happy snapper waves goodbye, jumps into an air conditioned van and disappears into the dust never to be seen again. A set of images taken whist returning prints at the start of our trip.