Beauty, music and lifestyle photography
Welcome to the matt g photography website.
I specialise in beauty, music and lifestyle photography, often with a dark, edgy feel. My studio is located at the southern end of the Gold Coast in Tugun but you can also tempt me out of the studio for a photoshoot on location. I have a large amount of experience working with professional models, as well as those who have never seen the inside of a studio before and, although my images tend to be a bit dark, I'm well known on the Gold Coast for my enjoyable, relaxed photoshoots - photography is supposed to be fun!
I sometimes say that I shoot images, not photographs. What I mean is that my shots tend to be quite stylised and not necessarily what you can see in 'real life'.
My images often run towards a somewhat darker style, although I like to shoot high-key once in a while. I use bold shadows and space to emphasise mood and to give the images an edgy sexy feel. Colour doesn't tend to figure too heavily in my photos and my shots tend to be quite low key and sometimes desaturated of colour.
The stark style of the images lends itself to music shoots and to artistic or alternative modelling photography, which is what I enjoy doing most. However, as a professional photographer, I can shoot in any style that you need, including bright and cheerful or a soft-focus portrait.
The photography studio
The studio in Tugun is a well-equipped and versatile space for photoshoots and there is a bathroom and a comfortable place to relax, so photoshoots take place in a comfortable, relaxed and professional environment. The studio has all the photographic equipment to get some great photographs, as well as an editing suite where I can mix a little Photoshop magic into the images.
Photography career and experience
I didn't start in the studio, I started in the laboratory where I learned how to use cameras to take photos of cells. However, in 2011, I took off my lab coat for the last time and became a full-time professional photographer.
Initially based in Sydney, I learnt studio photography on the job in a variety of studios with a number of world-class photographers. I also spent a lot of time shooting live gigs at many of Sydney's live music venues, in particular, The Annandale, where you could usually find me getting up close to the bands and shooting from the side of the stage.
In 2013, we moved up to the Gold Coast where I could set up my own studio. Since then, I've established myself as one of the Gold Coast's most outstanding beauty, music and lifestyle photographers.
Get in touch with matt g now and let's discuss your photoshoot.
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