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About

About
I was born in Newcastle Upon-Tyne, England in 1978. In 1996 I left to study Geography at Edinburgh University and instantly fell in love with the city. After finishing my studies I moved to Stirling where I lived for 10 years. It was during this time that I became very interested in photography. In 2008 I bought a Nikon D40 (my first ever camera) and enrolled on a 10 week Open University introductory photography course and have been fascinated by photography ever since.

After an initial interest in macro photography I soon found myself instinctively working more and more with black and white. I loved the way the removal of colour helped simplify a scene, reducing it to its most basic and fundamental elements. I loved the tones, the atmosphere and feeling black and white could evoke. It became apparent that feeling and emotion were at the core of what I was trying to capture in my images.

Solitude, peacefulness and remoteness are themes often explored throughout my work. I find a great peace in the images I now take. Photography is a way for me to forget everything else. To leave aside troubles, stress and anxiety and to create images where I can find peace and calm. Above all, my photography is for myself.

Interviews / Features

Phoblographer feature about my pinhole photography, May 2014.
Published in Obscura - 121 Views pinhole book.
istillshootfilm feature & interview, November 2013.
Interviewed in Photophique, August 2013.
Fotozaar ebook feature, May 2013.
Photoventure, 11 brilliant black and white photographers on 500px, January 2013.
Featured in the Best of 2012: Film on the 500px blog. December 2012
Advanced Photographer feature, December 2011.

Exhibitions

Junk rooms, Stirling, Scotland.
Creative Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.
Corner Gallery, Surrey, England.

Thanks for visiting and if you would like further information about my work please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Matt Pringle.