Digitalab Featured Photographer: Matt White
At Digitalab, we appreciate the power of photography, whether it’s personal or professional. We asked Matt White for one of his images and posed a couple of questions to find out exactly what it is he loves about photography and what he’d say to any enthusiastic photographer hoping to make a career out of their passion.
Tell us a bit about this image and why you chose it to be featured.
I chose this photo as it was one of the first shots I took after moving back to the UK. I love the way the water takes you right through the shot, and despite appearing as one flow, it feels like the different sections (the large drop, the run through the rocks, and the relative peace as it leaves the frame) all tell a story.
I intentionally left the shot dark, so as to retain the highlights and to place more emphasis on the fall of light on the rocks. For me, it feels more atmospheric and moody this way, which represented the scene as it felt.
Which styles of photography most interest/inspire you?
I primarily shoot Motorsport and Landscapes. My inspiration comes from seeing both areas being pushed stylistically. As my style develops, I try wherever possible to fuse the two together. I get inspired by Photographers from all disciplines, I think the boundaries between all types of photography can be broken down, as there is always something more we can learn and apply to the photos we take.
What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring photographer?
It’s all about being in the right place at the right time. It’s always tough getting up in the middle of the night to drive for hours and walk up hills, or climb over wet rocks to get to a location. The feeling of watching the sun come up and the light filtering across the landscape makes it all worthwhile.
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