“It was obvious from the start, he is reliable, someone I can give a project to and know it is going to get done. He proves himself to be resourceful, shows initiative and knows how to follow through.”

– Jay Sumner, Director of Photography, National Geographic Kids

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“Matthew’s humble yet confident energy is a pleasure to work with. His vision and understanding of light has always impressed me. I’ve never worked with a photographer that over-delivers as consistently as he does.”

– Bill Thompson, Visual Brand Manager, James Madison University

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“Whether landscape, cityscape, interior, exterior, architecture or portraits – from breathtaking beauty to devastating grit, Matthew captures the essence of his subjects in his compelling photographs.”

– Eileen O’Tousa-Crowson, Senior Art Director, Washingtonian

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“Photographing writers is a particular art. We’re a nervous bunch, used to controlling our images in words. Matthew not only has an extraordinary eye but a gift for relaxed collaboration. He is open to suggestion–yet firm in his directions and his craft. He captured smiles of mine that no one has ever caught on film, before or since. There’s no one better for a book jacket.”

– Sandra Beasley, author of three books including I WAS THE JUKEBOX

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“He is wonderful at scouting locations, propping, styling, (food and otherwise), shooting and editing. It is uncanny, how well he excels in all of these areas.”

– J Porter, Art Director, Washington Post Magazine

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He is energetic and creative—he is good at thinking out assignments and coming up with fresh approaches. He is organized and works well with a team…. he can handle deadline pressures and he can deal with multiple responsibilities while staying focused.”

– John Limpert (Journalism Hall of Fame), Editor, Washingtonian

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“The picture you used in the magazine is one of the best taken of me and particularly beside the SR-71… I thoroughly enjoyed the experience!”

– “Buz” Carpenter (Former SR-71 Pilot), Docent, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Without ever meeting Matthew in person we gave him a photo assignment — to shoot a location we had never seen and a subject we had never met. With minimal direction Matthew produced exactly what we we were looking for and the photos are flattering and lovely.

– Erika Reinhart, Graphic Designer, Wagner College