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About Me

I am Matt Freedman – though my friends often call me Pmatt (it is a long story, and the P is silent anyway, so don't worry about it). I am a freelance photographer in Seattle specializing in editorial and commercial assignments, portraiture, fine art erotica, and events. I am the photographer for La Figa: Visions of Food and Form, a book featuring a spectacular collection of sensual photography – models wearing nothing but the edible creations of James Beard award-winning chef Tiberio Simone.

I was the staff photographer for the now defunct JUST CAUSE Magazine, and am the photographer/author of Burning Man 2008: A Photo Essay, as well as Burning Man's official guide to photography at the event.

My first artistic passion was travel photography. The style I have developed in all of my work is informed by that, and could be described as journalistic. Whether on a trip, or doing an erotic studio shoot, I do not create photographs so much as seek them. When my camera is with me, I view everything differently – I am always on the lookout for the image – whether it is a landscape, a texture, a facial expression, a weird juxtaposition, a sign written in comically bad English, or a really cute cat. But for me, pressing the shutter is just the beginning of the creative process – I spend far more time on the computer honing my initial captures into pieces that match my artistic vision than I do actually shooting.

Though I studied photography at Seattle’s Photo Center Northwest, I also have a Master’s degree in Computer Science, plus years of experience as a software engineer. It is this technical background which has allowed me to attain a mastery of the more subtle aspects of the digital imaging workflow.