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.
Capturing people in love
Record Makers Photography
Beautiful Landscape Art
Amazing sporting wall art
Art Of Action
Live Music Action
Images Of Note
Muslims in Brisbane
Faces Of Islam
My third state category win in a row was a great personal achievement.
Please click the individual images to see them properly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.