Hi! I’m Matt, a passionate photographer based in Australia, with an ongoing interest in documentary, travel, and landscape photography.

Before photography, I worked in graphic design, but over a lengthy career, my work became more and more orientated towards the photography I created for each project. I am drawn to photographing the world around us in a way that tells a story or illustrates something about a specific topic.

I speak regularly to photographic groups and have presented at the AIPP conference Hair Of The Dog. If you’d like to talk, my email is always open!

Matt


Awards / Exhibits 2017

AIPP QLD Finalist Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017
AIPP QLD Finalist Documentary Photographer of the Year 2017
AIPP QLD Silver Distinction – Sport
2x AIPP QLD Silver – Sport
2x AIPP QLD Silver Distinction – Landscape
2x AIPP QLD Silver – Landscape

Sigma ‘Sigma Moment’ Competition Winner

International Photography Awards – Editorial: Sports Honorable Mention x 2

Australian Photography Awards Judge


Awards / Exhibits 2016

Australian Photography Awards Travel/Documentary Photographer of the Year
Australian Photography Awards People & Culture Third Place
AIPP QLD Sports Photographer of the Year
AIPP Master Of Photography

AIPP AUS Silver Distinction – Landscape
3x AIPP AUS Silver – Landscape

AIPP QLD Judge
4x AIPP QLD Silver – Sport
AIPP QLD Silver – Landscape

Le Grande International Photographic Awards – Photojournalism Highly Commended
Le Grande International Photographic Awards – Photojournalism Nominee


Awards / Exhibits 2015

AIPP QLD Documentary Photographer of the Year
AIPP Hair Of The Dog Presenter

ND Awards Editorial: Sports – 3rd Place

3x AIPP AUS Silver – Sport

AIPP QLD Gold – Landscape
AIPP QLD Gold – Documentary
AIPP QLD Silver Distinction – Documentary
2x AIPP QLD Silver – Documentary
2x AIPP QLD Silver – Landscape
2x AIPP QLD Silver – Travel

Exhibition – The 2015 Queensland Professional Photography Awards Exhibition

Epson Pano Awards Gold
3x Epson Pano Awards Bronze

PDN The Shot – Category First Place


Awards / Exhibits 2014

AIPP Australian Sports Photographer of the Year
AIPP QLD Documentary Photographer of the Year
Photography World Cup Reportage Finalist
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Finalist
AIPP QLD Finalist Landscape Photographer of the Year
Associate of the AIPP

Solo Exhibition – Images Of Note at Gallery Frenzy

AIPP Australian Sport Highest Scoring Image (95/100 from all 5 judges)
AIPP AUS Gold Distinction – Sport
2x AIPP AUS Silver Distinction – Sport
AIPP AUS Silver – Sport

Exhibition – APPA Gold, Maud Gallery
Exhibition – 2014 Canon AIPP APPA, Eleven 40

AIPP QLD Silver Distinction – Landscape
AIPP QLD Silver Distinction – Documentary
3x AIPP QLD Silver – Landscape
2x AIPP QLD Silver – Documentary

Monster Children Travel Photography Finalist

Epson Pano Awards Silver
2x Epson Pano Awards Bronze

International Loupe Awards Silver – Sport
International Loupe Awards Bronze – Sport
2x International Loupe Awards Bronze – Documentary
International Loupe Awards Bronze – Portrait


Awards / Exhibits 2013

2x AIPP AUS Silver Distinction – Landscape
2x AIPP AUS Silver – Landscape
AIPP QLD Silver Award – Landscape
AIPP QLD Silver Award – Portrait

International Loupe Awards Silver (43rd) – Wedding
6x International Loupe Awards Bronze (25th, 26th, 46th) – Photojournalism
3x International Loupe Awards Bronze – Wedding
International Loupe Awards Bronze – Portrait



MAGAZINES / NEWS:

The Working Pro | Issue 231 May 2015 12 Great Tips for APPA Success
Capture Magazine | The Annual 2014 Featured in the Sports category
The Working Pro | Issue 227 November 2014 – Matt Palmer Profile / Interview
f11 Magazine | Issue. 37 October 2014 – 2014 APPA Awards
The Working Pro | Issue. 226 October 2014 – 2014 Australian Sports Photographer of the Year Winner
Australian Photography | September 2014 – 2014 APPAs: Wedding Photographer Wins Top Award
TheVine | March 2011 – First Three Songs, No Flash – And No Copyright
The Guardian | October 2010 – Threadless: The T-shirt design project
Australian Rollingstone Magazine | September 2010 – The Go-Betweens Get Their Own Bridge
Oddica Magazine (2009 – Issue Three)

ALSO SEEN IN:
Australian Hysteria Magazine (Contributor 2012-14), Life Music Media (Contributor 2009-2013), RAVE Magazine (Contributor 2008-2010), Faster Louder (Contributor 2008-2010), The Dwarf (Contributor 2008-2009), ABC News, Yahoo News, Seven News Online, Mashable, The Tribune (Pakistan), Darpan (Canada), 4ZZZ, Josh Spear, Australian Guitar Magazine, Architecture Australia, Death Before Dishonor, Brisbane Times, The Courier Mail, City News (Brisbane), The World Game, Four Four Two as well as many other publications and online articles.