Matt Johnston - "West Texas"
1st to 31st October 2009
Matt Johnston is a freelance documentary photographer working both in the UK and USA. He studied the subject under internationally renowned photographers Jonathan Shaw and Jonathan Worth at Coventry University receiving a First class honors degree in 2008. Since then Matt has taken on several large scale documentary projects including one in New York and the largest, seen here from West Texas. The influence of American vernacular film and photography has been present since Matt wrote extensively on the role of photography in the American dream and is most apparent in the series of images from West Texas. Matt's previous exhibitions include the Drummond street gallery and the Phoenix Media Festival in which he won 'best photographer 2008'. More recently Matt was chosen to document the ex-residents of communes in the 70's for a programme shown on Channel 4.
Matt continues to work with medium and large format cameras on both print and slide film for all off the images seen here as he says it helps to 'slow me down and think more about what i am trying to portray with the image, it also means I rarely take more then one shot of a subject and so it feels to me like a more realistic moment captured'
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