About matt g
Beauty, music & lifestyle photography by Gold Coast photographer matt g
Welcome to the website of Gold Coast photographer matt g. Specialising in beauty, music and lifestyle photography and as one of the Gold Coast’s most skilled and creative photographers, matt g has earnt a reputation for his sexy, artistic and provocative images.
With a long list of private, commercial and famous clients, I have extensive experience working with professional models, performers, and brands, as well as those who have never seen the inside of a studio before and can always bring out their best side.
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!
For my own photographic projects, many of my images have a dark, edgy feel. 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'. I use bold shadows and space to emphasise mood and to give the images an edgy sexy feel. Although my images tend towards a somewhat darker style, I like to shoot high-key and colourful once in a while.
The 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.
Photography career and experience
Originally from London, I moved to Australia back in 2007. 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 my 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 set up the GCPhoto Gold Coast Photography studio. Since then, I've established myself as one of the Gold Coast's leading beauty, music and lifestyle photographers.
The photography studio
I have my own studio in Tugun that is a well-equipped and versatile space for photoshoots and there is a changing room and a comfortable place to relax, so photoshoots take place in a comfortable, relaxed and professional environment.
The studio has all the equipment to get sensational photographs, as well as an editing suite where I can mix a little Photoshop magic into the images. Although I work primarily in the studio, you can also tempt me out of the studio for a photoshoot on location or for live music photography.
Get in touch
You can get in touch with matt g via the contact button below (email is usually quickest) or you can check out my socials at Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Like my stuff, share my images, or just get in contact for a chat!