Away from the Ocean

Our small island of Jersey in the English Channel is a gem but winters around our coast get some what, well, Atlantic; Rough, cold & no visibility. These time's require retreating to the pool. Which is exactly what we did recently to shoot this collection of images working with the flash centre and Elinchrom, testing their new high speed lighting. Both myself and Googsi Creative experimenting with a collection of movement within the pool, dancers and wrestlers, two sides of expression.

Matt Porteous

The Studio_M, 1-3 La Colomberie, St. Helier

As a young boy, Matt showed an unusual interest in photography and in his parent's photo albums. His first yellow, underwater Minolta accompanied him everywhere. It was through that simple lens that he learnt to capture the sublime beauty of nature.

Matt’s love and delight in his surroundings is evident in his work. He captures and reveals the expression and detail that is seldom evident to the naked eye. His images are alive with emotion and movement; he enters the world of that image and allows us a glimpse of his excitement, his humour, his soul.

His mentors, close friends and travel opportunities have all influenced his approach to his work over the past 20 years. He is passionate about his photography and always has been. The love he has for his work, the people and places that he encounters along the way is apparent in the detail and perspective, in the stories he tells in his photographs.

Matt Porteous has won UK awards for Sports, Travel and Wedding Photography....