Hi, my name's Matt, and I am a professional freelance photographer based in the North York Moors market town of Helmsley, specialising in property, architecture and landscapes.
I first developed (pun intended!) an interest in taking images whilst studying Environmental Conservation at university in Sheffield, where I enjoyed discovering the Peak District for the first time. I'd use my camera to take photographs to support my coursework, and found myself wanting to get more and more artistic. Photography remained a hobby for me for many years, until in 2017 I became a property photographer. I was employed at Coalters Estate Agents in York for around 18 months, before going off on my own to start my freelance business here in Ryedale. I now get to travel all over this beautiful region from the moors to the coast, and across to the dales. I also have some clients further afield too, who send me all over the country on assignments.
The mix of landscapes and homes in this area is superb, and I love the contrast of cosy old cottages and modern minimalist houses. With every property being so different, no day is ever the same either. It's fascinating meeting so many different people too, and quite often their enthusiastic pets!
Sometimes, a property photography assignment will send me to a part of Yorkshire I've never been to before, so it's a fantastic excuse to explore new spots and discover new landscape compositions.
I also offer portrait and product photography, which allows me a whole extra dynamic of creativity when it comes to my work.