I'm a photographer based in Geelong and have primary interests in social movements, the trade union movement as well as politics more broadly. I spend much of my time documenting these things through my photography. I've had an interest in photography since high school.
My experience in capturing public demonstrations means that I can broadly cover any event, live performance and function. I enjoy capturing the emotion and energy of these settings in a way that is candid and natural. I also sell a range of prints from my personal portfolio - with the themes predominately being landscapes, nature and urban/architecture.
In addition to my photography work, I do work in the social media and digital media space - particularly when it comes to issues-based advocacy, electioneering and campaigning.
Any questions about my work? Have an event, live performance or function coming up? Get in touch and let's talk.
I'm a member of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).
All photography work incurs a base cost of $500 per job (inclusive of GST). $150 is payable as a deposit - which is refundable in the event of cancellation or other unforeseen circumstances, and the remainder payable upon completion. For most jobs, this includes around 200 photos and will cover the duration of the event, performance or shoot.
Extras such as prints, photobooks and the like will incur an additional charge. Make note of any such requests when contacting me so I can invoice as appropriate.
I work in the Geelong and Melbourne areas only, though some exceptions can be made. I'll inform you on contact whether I can be of service to you (additional charges for travel may apply).
The base cost for all digital media work is $330 per project inclusive of GST and is payable upon project completion. It should be noted that a "project" in this context is subjective (get in touch with what you're looking for and we'll discuss) but generally can include things such as:
- A series of graphics for social media posts, produced over a two week period.
- A single video clip, or series of short video clips, on a common theme.
- Writing or re-writing content for a website.
- Headshot photos for a political candidate (note: falls under photography, detailed above).
For example: a series of social media posts produced over a four week period will count as two "projects".
A discount of 50% (not including GST) on all services, and a waver on the hourly rate, applies to advocacy and other unfunded organisations and groups. Photography documenting social justice causes is free of charge (though donations are welcome).
"Matt produced a series of short video clips for social media during my council election campaign. He produced a professional product with minimal direction, and a quick turnaround time. He was also really easy to work with, very responsive to queries and minor change requests. I’m really happy to recommend Matt’s work."
– Melissa Cadwell, 2020 City of Greater Geelong Council Candidate
I also have an interest in elections and helping people to understand how our electoral system works. I provide coverage from a non-partisan neutral perspective on most Victorian based elections at the State and Federal level, and on Geelong elections in greater detail at the local level. You can view my work here.