About the Book
Fine art images of Cameron Parish, Louisiana - This remote southwest corner of Louisiana, where time stops and the highway stretches to the horizon has been one of Matthew's biggest inspirations . Photographs taken from 2006 - 2009.
I've always been attracted to things at the end of the line; the place where one thing ends and something different begins. I have an interest in borders, frontiers; places that might seem obscure on a map but turn out to have greater significance upon closer inspection. I like the feeling of these places and try to convey that in my work. There are places where all the building and tearing up of earth that people do dwindles off and the natural world begins to take over again. I imagine a kind of transition zone between those two places that's in a state of constant slow change, and that's where I look for the right image. I get the feeling of being in that "zone" in many places along the Gulf Coast, where I have found the majority of my images.
Matthew D. White
Matthew White is noted for his iconic photographs of coastal landscapes, waterways, industries, and urban locations along the Gulf Coast. Working in high-resolution digital and film format, he specializes in the photographic interpretation of vanishing landscapes and landmarks, coastal wetlands and waterways, industrial marine and energy market infrastructure. Roads, bridges, refineries, ports, vessels, and lighthouses, as well as coastal towns, port cities and tourism locations all find themselves regularly revealed by his meticulous eye. Through careful attention to the composition and printing of his photographs, Matthew White's philosophy is to discover and capture the visual and emotional impact of a particular subject or locale. As a New Orleans-based photographer, Matthew is within short driving distance of any gulf coast location. He is available to shoot for clients in the U.S. and internationally, for commercial, editorial, or artistic purposes.