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.
"Inspired by life"
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.
Studio_M For Change
IN ORDER TO INSPIRE OTHERS, YOU MUST FIRST TELL AN INSPIRING STORY.
We recognise the organisations and individuals that make for truly compelling stories are the ones that have a clear set of beliefs that fuel their decision-making. We’re lucky enough to work alongside individuals, businesses and nonprofits that exist for a greater purpose than just shareholder or monetary returns.
Ocean Culture Life
Matt’s project Ocean Culture Life, built from his love and passion for the ocean aims to remind people what our beautiful oceans look like and play a role in supporting ocean guardians on their individual charitable and business missions.
We are a collective of storytellers, thinkers and guardians, collectively working together in order to build awareness and restore healthy oceans.
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.