He has been taking photographs since the age of twelve and his first camera was a Kodak Instamatic 25 given to him by his parents. Over the years he has used Pentax and Canon equipment. For the past 25 years he has used Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses.
Since then Matt has followed his childhood passion for wildlife, conservation, travel and photography, combining these passions to travel the world as a freelance natural history photographer.
He is a member of Nikon Professional Services and is a multiple award winner in local, national and international photography competitions. In 2017 he won the inaugural Central Coast Council Photographic Prize with his wildlife section image of Humpback whales in the Kingdom of Tonga.
He has exhibited his work in Sydney and the Central Coast. His images have been published in many print and television media outlets including Daily Bailey weather on Network Ten, Ten News Sydney, NBN news Central Coast and Newcastle, Sky Weather Channel, The Daily Telegraph, Central Coast Express Advocate and Newcastle Herald.
Wildlife Conservation in Tsavo, Kenya. Tsavo Trust is an action orientated, field-based, Kenyan not-for-profit conservation organisation that works to give the wildlife and people of Tsavo the right to a future.
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. This is a charity that saves orphan African elephants and raises them so they can be rehabilitated back into the wild. It is based in Kenya and people can adopt an orphan for a few dollars.