Chernobyl and Pripyat have always been high on Mathew's list of global abandonment's to photograph, and with the assistance of an Ontario Arts Council; Emerging Artist grant, he set out to find life among the ruins of worlds worst nuclear disaster.
The entire premise behind my photography is to bring an unusual perspective and awareness to the things that most people wouldn't give a second glance to. Exposing the obscure and resurrecting life where it once existed is my photographic passion. By carefully visualizing my surroundings as they once were and are today, the past and the present are captured as one. My background in fine art painting and graphic design provided me with the design principles that I apply in my images today. In my photography, I capture light and form in a state of decay, which I find in unusual places!
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