Matthew is a specialist in high end firearms photography. Having set up his studio in the premises of his family gunmaking business, he can offer a secure location covered by an RFD in order to safely photograph any kind of guns.
It is said that if you can photograph a shotgun, you can photograph anything and so Matthew has put this to the test. His state of the art studio allows such careful control of lighting that any object can be photographed on any background, allowing your product to look its very best.
A large part of Matthew's work is event photography. He can travel anywhere to cover functions and events with both his still cameras and a professional 4K camcorder. He can also be found covering many other photographic needs of clients such as portraits, magazine illustration, property and many more. Please click below to see some of the things he has photographed.
Off the back of his subtle style when photographing events, Matthew realised similar methods could be engaged in documentary style wedding photography, an area of the industry gaining in popularity. His approach lends itself to fun and atmospheric shots of people behaving naturally, which often proves to be the kind of pictures couples treasure most of all.
My photographic story starts at the age of eleven with a spur of the moment trip into Birmingham to a used camera shop and the subsequent purchase of a Praktica BMS, a camera still with me today. I was lucky to attend a school with a darkroom and with this trusty manual camera, I managed to capture stunning images of anything I could think to shoot, while learning how to develop the film and prints. That sparked a love of photography that has stayed with me ever since, but one pursued purely as a hobby until my thirtieth birthday when I received a real Nikon digital SLR. That was the camera that took me into the professional realm and with early efforts looking promising, I decided to utilise some unused space in the family firm's factory to put together a studio. That was in 2012 and since then I have been through numerous cameras, lighting setups and photographic theories to come to the methods I now use. Please explore my site to find out a little about my technique and see examples of my work, as well as the contact section of you would like to make an enquiry or book me for a session. Many thanks for visiting.
After having completed the construction of an earlier version of this website and his Library of Sporting Guns site LOSGI.COM, he was asked to make two websites for the gunmakers A.A.Brown & Sons and W.W.Greener. He is now in a position to create simple yet stylish websites for small businesses at very competitive rates. Have a look at the examples below and if you are in need of a website and would like a quote, please do get in touch to discuss your requirements.
The first A.A.Brown & Sons website was built by Matt as a sixth form project in 1998, as it is his family's business. The most recent version was completed in 2020 and is subject to near constant updates as it features a used sales page.
The library of sporting gun images is the sister site to this one as it features every gun image Matt has taken to date. It is worth whiule having a browse through if you are interested in firearms.
Elison is Matt's musical alter-ego and is another website in need of constant attention with the release of new songs.
Matt's version of the W.W.Greener website started out as a simple online gallery of the images he was taking of the firm's latest guns. So impressed were they by the simple site created, they asked Matt to replace their entire existing site.
This website was part of the original package for this client, who requested Matt to photograph his artwork and put together a simple website to showcase it. This enabled Matt to specifically tailor the images to work with his idea for how the site would look.
Matt took some very good photographs of some items I arranged for a USA based client. Very easy to arrange all visits and logistics.
Matthew has worked on numerous national conferences for me. He is always diligent, reads the environment well, and provides a reliable and creative product. Highly recommended.
The difficulties involved in photographing sporting guns are endless; locks, stocks and barrels require different techniques. Matt Brown has overcome ALL the problems. He is the world's greatest firearms photographer.