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MATT MAKES PHOTOS

MATT MAKES PHOTOS

My photographic eye developed during a successful career in graphic design, while I spent nights creating photographs of the world's music stars.

Now my focus is creating beautiful photographs of people in love while pursuing a variety of personal projects.

I'm based in Brisbane, Australia and available internationally.

Websites

Capturing people in love
Record Makers Photography

Beautiful Landscape Art
Print Shop

Amazing sporting wall art
Art Of Action

Live Music Action
Images Of Note

Muslims in Brisbane
Faces Of Islam

2016

  • 2016 AIPP QLD Sports Photographer of the Year-image
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  • 2016 AIPP QLD Sports Photographer of the Year-image
  • 2016 AIPP QLD Sports Photographer of the Year-image

2016 AIPP QLD Sports Photographer of the Year

My third state category win in a row was a great personal achievement.

Please click the individual images to see them properly.

Ibis in fog

2016 AIPP QLD Silver

2015

  • 2015 AIPP QLD Documentary Photographer of the Year-image
  • 2015 AIPP QLD Documentary Photographer of the Year-image
  • 2015 AIPP QLD Documentary Photographer of the Year-image
  • 2015 AIPP QLD Documentary Photographer of the Year-image

2015 AIPP QLD Documentary Photographer of the Year

It was an honor to be awarded the QLD Documentary Photographer of the Year for the second year running. The portfolio is of Muay Thai fighting in Brisbane and consisted of a Gold, a Silver Distinction and 2 Silver awards.

Icelandic Lighthouse

Epson Pano Awards Gold

Reykjanes Road Aerial

Epson Pano Awards Bronze

Straumsvik Shed

Epson Pano Awards Bronze

Wrecked C47

Epson Pano Awards Bronze

John Wayne Parr

2015 AIPP APPA Silver

Warrior

2015 AIPP APPA Silver

Halo

2015 AIPP APPA Silver

Flekkuvik

2015 AIPP QLD Silver

Straumsvik House

2015 AIPP QLD Silver

Vidbordsel Farmhouse

2015 AIPP QLD Silver

Icelandic River Aerial

2015 AIPP QLD Silver

Icelandic Lighthouse Aerial

2015 AIPP QLD Gold

Reykjanes Road Aerial

2015 AIPP QLD Silver

2014

  • 2014 AIPP Australian Sports Photographer of the Year-image
  • 2014 AIPP Australian Sports Photographer of the Year-image
  • 2014 AIPP Australian Sports Photographer of the Year-image
  • 2014 AIPP Australian Sports Photographer of the Year-image

2014 AIPP Australian Sports Photographer of the Year

I was amazed to be awarded the 2014 AIPP Australian Sports Photography of the Year for a body of work consisting of Muay Thai kickboxing images, the images were scored as 1x Gold with Distinction, 2x Silver with Distinction, 1x Silver.

  • 2014 AIPP QLD Documentary/Sports Photographer of the Year-image
  • 2014 AIPP QLD Documentary/Sports Photographer of the Year-image
  • 2014 AIPP QLD Documentary/Sports Photographer of the Year-image
  • 2014 AIPP QLD Documentary/Sports Photographer of the Year-image

2014 AIPP QLD Documentary/Sports Photographer of the Year

I am extremely grateful to have been awarded as the Documentary / Sports category winner at the Epson QLD AIPP Awards in 2014.

The body of work consisted of black and white Muay Thai kickboxing photography as well as an image from Soundwave Festival, all taken in Brisbane.

2014 AIPP QLD Landscape Photographer of the Year Finalist

Being a finalist in the AIPP QLD Landscape photography category was a surprise and a real honor as it is a hugely competitive category.

Three of these images were taken in the NZ South Island with the fourth taken from Brisbane's Story Bridge.

Wanaka Tree

2014 AIPP QLD Silver Dist.

Tekapo Road

2014 AIPP QLD Silver

No Entry

2014 AIPP QLD Silver

Story Bridge

2014 AIPP QLD Silver

Rhys Lightning

Moran Contemporary Photography Prize 2014 Finalist

Wanaka Tree

Epson Pano Awards Silver

Tekapo Road

Epson Pano Awards Bronze

Latefoss Norway

Epson Pano Awards Bronze

Muay Thai Fangs

PDN THE SHOT 2014 Category Winner

The Hives

ILA 2014 Bronze

Pearl Jam

ILA 2014 Bronze

Hale Vaasa

ILA 2014 Silver

Jessica Rose MMA

ILA 2014 Bronze

Fire and Smoke

ILA 2014 Bronze

2013

Iggy Pop

2013 ILA Bronze

Bluejuice

2013 ILA Bronze | 26th Photojourno

Making History in the 2013 International Loupe Awards

For the very first time in the competition's history live music photography broke into the top 50 of any category with my music images placing 25th, 26th and 46th in Photojournalism.

In total I won ten awards across Photojournalism, Portraits and Weddings in the ILA 2013.

SixFtHick

2013 ILA Bronze | 25th Photojourno

Bluejuice

2013 ILA Bronze

Soundwave Crowd

2013 ILA Bronze | 46th Photojourno

Sleeping With Sirens

2013 ILA Bronze

Mammal

2013 ILA Bronze

Matt & Lee Wedding

2013 ILA Bronze

Karma & Jordan Wedding

2013 ILA Silver | 43rd Wedding

Karma & Jordan Wedding

2013 ILA Bronze

Icelandic Farmhouse

2013 AIPP Silver Distinction

Wanaka Tree

2013 AIPP Silver

Tekapo Road

2013 AIPP Silver Distinction

No Entry

2013 AIPP Silver

Icelandic Farmhouse

2013 AIPP QLD Awards Silver

The Wizard

2013 AIPP QLD Awards Silver

ABOUT SECTION

I love teaching

Hone your abilities by booking me for a one-on-one or small group workshop.

Whether you're beginning to learn how to shoot in manual, or you want to design an album or develop a personal project, I can help you out.

Let's work together to hone your abilities.

Life

Life

I'm married to my favorite person in the world, Lee, spending time adventuring together and causing her to burn food in iphone cooking games.

In true photographer fashion we met in the photo pits of Brisbane where we both captured our passion, live music.

I also love Iceland, traveling, design, and Iceland (yes, it's worth mentioning twice).

PRESS SECTION

Press & Publishing

In Matt's work as an image maker across photography, design and illustration, he has many published images, interviews and features. His illustration is also on tens of thousands of t-shirts.

EXHIBITED:
The 2015 Queensland Professional Photography Awards Exhibition - Foto Frenzy, April 2015
APPA Gold - Maud Gallery, December 2014
Curation from The 2014 Canon AIPP APPA - Eleven 40, December 2014
Images Of Note - Gallery Frenzy - March 2014
Spare Parts - Brisbane Powerhouse, 2010

BOOKS:
2014 ‘Gold’ Awards Book
Images Of Note - Rarities & B-Sides (Available at Blurb)
Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards Book 36
The Threadless Book (Available at Threadless)
TEES: The Art of the T-Shirt (Available at Laurence King)
Semi Permanent Annual 2007

TV:
The IT Crowd: The Internet Is Coming
Ace Of Cakes

MAGAZINES / NEWS:

Capture Magazine | The Annual 2014 Featured in the Sports category

The Working Pro | Issue 227 November 2014 - Matt Palmer Profile / Interview

f11 Magazine | Issue. 37 October 2014 - 2014 APPA Awards

The Working Pro | Issue. 226 October 2014 - 2014 Australian Sports Photographer of the Year Winner

Australian Photography | September 2014 - 2014 APPAs: Wedding Photographer Wins Top Award

TheVine | March 2011 - First Three Songs, No Flash - And No Copyright

The Guardian | October 2010 - Threadless: The T-shirt design project

Australian Rollingstone Magazine | September 2010 - The Go-Betweens Get Their Own Bridge

Oddica Magazine (2009 - Issue Three)

Matt has been a regular contributor to:
Australian Hysteria Magazine | 2012-2014
LifeMusicMedia | 2009-2013
CONTACT Magazine | 2008-2011
RAVE Magazine | 2008-2010
Faster Louder | 2008-2010
The Dwarf | 2008-2009

ALSO SEEN IN:
ABC News, Yahoo News, Seven News Online, Mashable, The Tribune (Pakistan), Darpan (Canada), 4ZZZ, Josh Spear, Australian Guitar Magazine, Architecture Australia, Death Before Dishonor, Brisbane Times, The Courier Mail, City News (Brisbane), The World Game, Four Four Two as well as many other publications and online articles.

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Images Of Note

Matt's first solo exhibition was held at Gallery Frenzy during March 2014, with opening night drawing a capacity crowd to share in amazing images and live music.

The Courier Mail, The South-East Advertiser and One Page Brisbane interviewed Matt about the show.

Check the show out online at imagesofnote.com.au

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Spare Parts

Matt was part of the first Spare Parts exhibition at the Brisbane Powerhouse in 2010, decorating a prosphetic leg with images of Australian musicians and patterned overlays.

Since the original show at the Brisbane Powerhouse Priscilla Sutton has taken the concept and raised awareness around the world. For more information visit Spare Parts.

CONTACT

Drop me a note

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Contact Me

Morningside, Brisbane
Queensland, Australia

Available internationally.

E-Mail: matt@mattmakes.photos

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