Matthew Hatcher is an professional photographer with years of experience in all types of photography. From weddings to conflict there are few things that he has not photographed. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Photojournalism from Ohio University's Scripps School of Visual Communication Matthew learned his craft from some of the best photographers in the field. Every assignment is an opportunity to produce beautiful images and capture the fleeting moments in life.
Being a photographer allows me the opportunity to enter people's lives and capture fleeting moments, whether that is a portrait session in my hometown or a news story in a conflict zone, every assignment allows new experiences and new challenges personally and professionally.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I worked with a woman doing a fashion blog and she approached me wanting images that were different than the normal fashion photos you see. We met and talked and I decided the best way to do these photographs was to go out at specific times of day as the style of the clothing related to them. Most of the portraits were done with natural light and in multiple locations as they related to the clothing. I tried to not just capture the aesthetics of the clothing but also the personality of the model and the personality of the clothing.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
2015 Associated Press Awards First Place Best Sports Photo 2015 Associated Press Awards Second Place Best Photo Essay 2015 Associated Press Awards Third Place Best General News Photo 2011 Associated Press Awards Second Place Best General News Photo Published on the National Geographic Daily Dozen in 2017 Featured on Getty Reportage Best Photos of 2017 Instagram account
A fun fact about this photographer
In addition to photography I have been a practitioner of multiple combat sports such as Kick Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Tae-Kwon-Do, and Kyokushin Karate since I was a child.