Matthew Dickstein specializes in portrait, fashion, glamour and fine art photography. His work has been published in numerous magazines and has been featured in international juried exhibitions at the Center for Fine Art Photography. He is particularly proud to be among 50 international photographers chosen to participate in the “Africa Through 100 Eyes” project benefiting African hunger relief. Matt is a frequent contributor to Volo Magazine including the cover of Volo #6, The Crazy Sexy Issue.
“I’ve been interested in photography for as long as remember. But I was never much of a darkroom guy and I struggled to express my artistic vision. Then, in 2006, I bought my first digital SLR and began to hone my Photoshop skills. For the first time, I could control every aspect of image from capture to presentation and it opened up a new creative world. At the same time, photo sharing sites like flickr were coming into their own; I was able to get instant feedback on my work and find daily inspiration in the work of others. What had been a mere interest became a passion. People quickly became my favorite subject and lighting became my brush. I try to approach each project with a passion for the fresh perspective. I look for the unexpected places where classic style takes creative twists and turns. Whether shooting portraiture, glamour, art nude or fashion, I view every shoot as a chance to create something new and exciting. The images that emerge can evoke a wide range of styles and moods, but each one attempts to tell a unique and visually compelling story.”
Matthew’s work with artist Vincent Cantillon on the cover of VOLO#6