New Gallery Exhibition: Matt Stuart's "Look Both Ways" March 07 2016
Look Both Ways will be on display in Leica Store Miami's main gallery March through May 2016.
Gallery Opening: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 | RSVP & Learn More
Growing up in London, Matt Stuart spent most of his childhood rolling along the streets on his skateboard. Twenty years later, he walks these same streets, and instead of hearing the hum of skateboard wheels, he hears the click of the shutter being fired from his Leica rangefinder camera.
When Matt Stuart was in his twenties his father gave him two books, one by Henri Cartier-Bresson and the other by Robert Frank. It was then that he became enamored of the world of street photography and discovered other artists who were doing the same. Today, when he isn’t at home with his family, he is either working as a commercial advertising photographer or pursuing his passion for documenting life on the streets.
Matt Stuart’s style of documentary is whimsical and full of color. Where most photographers are content to capture a single subject, Matt finds a way to juxtapose multiple objects and people in a way that highlights what is humorous about the everyday. His photos have a way of making you chuckle or smile. I am not sure which came first, being nosey or an interest in ‘street photography’, but a fascination with people and the way they live their lives is why I enjoy the business so much.
Matt's feature in the New York Times Lens Blog is worth a read. Below you'll find a video of Matt discussing his work.