North Shore Oahu

Continuing my ocean journey, I've travelled half way round the world with my girlfriend Mandy to the shores of Hawaii, where we'll be spending the next month.

New Years Eve and New Year Day have been spent on the on the North shore, Oahu, shooting from shore whilst I wait for the arrival of my broken water housing, which has given me time to get a real feel for the conditions and the surfers that push limits and ride some of the most dangerous waves on the planet.  

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....