About Matthew

I'm a commercial photographer with a client list that includes Unilever, JP Morgan, BAM Construction, Boston Scientific and Bell Pottinger. My work has been featured on 60 Minutes and on the front pages of national broadsheets. I've been commissioned to photograph senior figures from the business and political world, have completed two major photojournalism essays on Catholic pilgrimage to Lourdes and prostitution in New Zealand, and covered the Christchurch earthquake in 2011. I shoot my personal projects on an old Leica M6 with a 28mm lens and Kodak Tri-X 400; day-to-day work tends to involve my Canon 5d mkII and Profoto strobe lighting.

At the final milepost on the Camino de Santiago in 2013
Before giving in to photography I covered the project finance, energy and infrastructure markets for the specialist trade press. Now I write for political blogs like The Spectator, Platform Ten, Tory Reform Group and Bright Blue – and you can see a collection of my work here on these pages. I also undertake research commissions and work part-time for one of New Zealand's health regulatory authorities since moving back to Wellington in 2015.

In my spare time I ride bikes and head into the bush – I try to fit in a decent adventure every year. Last summer I rode the Molesworth and Rainbow stations, and in 2013 I walked the 1000km medieval pilgrimage route from Lourdes to Santiago, raising $10,000 for charity.