About Matthew Syres Photography

My passion for photography grew out of my teenage love affair with cars. Inspired by this obsession and with the aid of my first SLR at age 15 I sought to recreate shots I'd seen in magazines and books, whilst at the same time reading everything I could get my hands on about the craft, lenses, film, processing and printing.

Within months I found many other fascinating subjects for my camera, especially as I was living in Hong Kong, with its amazing tropical light, architecture, harbour and cityscape, street culture and character filled faces.

Since that time photography has been a huge part of both my private and professional life. I've worked in many aspects of photography including traditional, digital and large format photographic printing, creative retouching, pre-press work, and editorial, retail, wedding, product and commercial photography. All this giving me a broad palette of techniques and skills to draw upon in my work.

I have an obsession for wide lenses, which is probably the main connecting factor in my work; that and a love of colour and unusual angles. I shoot everything; people, landscapes, animals, flowers, plants, textures, candids, architecture, products, weddings, details, rivers, the sea, bands, theatre... well you get the idea.

I am available for commissions and my work is for sale as limited edition fine art prints, rights managed and royalty free image files and regular prints. I am also constantly exhibiting new work, my last solo exhibition entitled Insomnia.

Above all I am passionate about this planet we live on and strive in both my professional and private life to work towards a better world, free from extinction, pollution, wanton destruction, famine and social injustice - to name but a few. Personally and in my business I use green power, recycled and forest alliance papers, carbon offset car sharing and air travel, and public transport.

I offer discounted rates to organizations and businesses sharing these goals.
2010 Insomnia - Buzzzbar Café, 2009 H3O - Gallery Red, Retrospective - Buzzzbar Café, 2008 All That Glitters - Gallery Red, Art Groupie - Tap Gallery, Grand Opening - Gallery Red, Splash - Buzzzbar Café, 2006 Illuminart - Marrickville, 2004 Shoot the Chef - The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002 Sound Scene - The Opera House, 1997 Nature in Negative - Café Xcore, 1993 Tree City - Café Niki.

Australian Federation of AIDS Organizations, Australian Human Rights Commission, Carter's Publications, Energee Entertainment, Feline Records, Firefly Interactive, Forenzics, Go Man Go, Harper Collins, Imaging Innovations, Juslink, Life Education Centres, Lucid Productions, My Sauce Good , NSW Fire Brigades, Times Art Gallery, Total Environment Centre, October Sun, Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Peats Ridge Festival, Pipwilly, Potteround, Puppetsphere, Redsands, Sirens of Io, Solar Sailor, Holdings, Strange, Suicide Prevention Australia, The Majestics, Three Pony, Xanthos Antiquities.

Studio and location photography, stock photography, high-end and creative retouching, image manipulation and compositing, pre-press work, print design, large format printing, limited edition art prints.

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