07 May

If you aren’t familiar with the photographer Clyde Butcher it means one of two things: 1) you aren’t from Florida (we’ll forgive you), or 2) you have seen his work and just don’t know the name. Clyde is one of the most prolific and iconic Nature Photographers alive today and he is even referred to as “Florida’s Ansel Adams”. He has been shooting stunning B&W images of Florida since 1986 and his work is exhibited EVERYWHERE in our Sunshine State. When I was a budding photographer growing up in the suburbs of S FL I would study his lighting and his composition. He literally inspired me to go slogging through the slews of Florida and start taking pictures of Ghost Orchids and other hidden Florida gems. And now I am proud to say that I have been asked to participate in a group exhibition with Clyde at his gallery under the title of “The Secret Life of Plants”. Clyde invited myself and approximately 10 other artists to exhibit with him and I will be exhibiting my award winning Milky Way image “Mother and Child” for one month at the Clyde Butcher Coconut Grove Gallery. The opening is next Thursday; more details to come soon!

04 May

LOS ANGELES (5/1/15) - Professional photographer Matt Stock was presented with the 8th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in the category of Americana and Nature at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow webcast Saturday, April 18, 2015.

The live online gala was attended by over 8,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography.

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24 Feb

A very big congratulations to Peter Lik for recently selling the most expensive photograph of all time. Period. The image, "Phantom" is a black and white version of another famous work "Ghost". Lik has done a phenomenal job brining landscape and nature photography into the public sphere and for proving that the public is willing to value landscape photography just as any other art. You can find more information on his site: CLICK HERE

06 Feb

FOTOfusion 2015 was incredible as always. I love presenting at FOTOfusion for the camaraderie as well as the thinktank atmosphere of the place. This year I taught a class on night photography and showed my students how to find the Milky Way visually in the sky. It was really nice catching up with friends and fellow amazing shooters such as Vincent Versace, Lewis Kemper, Jim Swallow, Shane Srogi, Lee Varis, Tom Lopez, and SOO many more. By the way, if you are unfamiliar with the work of any of the photographers I just mentioned, do yourself a favor and look them up. If you missed FOTOfuion this year and you are a photographer (of whatever level!) you missed out on an amazing opportunity to grow regardless of chosen discipline. FOTOfusion 2016 is 11 months away so make sure you sign up and I'll see you there!