In the beginning... Matt was employed and busy as a top model in New York in the early 80's but quickly realized that his passion would be found behind the camera rather than in front of the lens. Matt moved into the early and emerging fashion Mecca of Miami's South Beach building his career photographing models from top agencies and completing editorial shoots for European clients.
On the business side of life... The success of these early assignments led to a diverse roster of clients, representing music, entertainment, advertising, and editorial worlds. Matt's work has been published in more than 88 countries and has been found on covers and in the pages of some of the most influential and prestigious publications including Harper's Bazaar, W, and Vogue. Being responsible for developing and shooting the award winning Vassarette lingerie campaign, he has also had the privilege to complete assignments for Alltel, Sony, Georgia-Pacific and Coca-Cola to name but a few. His photographs have been exhibited in Milan, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
Introspectively... Matt's images reflect the sense of humor and comfort that his subjects experiences under his guidance. Not only does Matt want to capture the most accurate images for his clients but also he wants to reveal the honesty in the subject. His focus tends to be classic beauty in both form and function. Matt encourages and forwards his positive attitude to each subject, which results in the most faithful representation of the experience possible.
When involved... with Matt on a shoot, the subject must feel comfortable and be the "star" in front of the camera. His subjects need to know that they are in a safe place where they can be themselves without judgment. The camera records- never judges. Matt has the ability to put those before him at ease with his charismatic personality and playful sense of humor. Matt has been known to "trick" a sitter into being himself or herself but it is never for the sake of the trick.
Today, Matt finds himself.... residing in Miami Beach Florida with his Australian Shepherd Rafa. His belief for and in the future is that we all stop taking our Earth and each other for granted.
Maria DAngelo Berger
Matt is a true artist he captures every photo and created into a beautiful story with his artiste talent an incredible vision for photography the love and passion he dedicates to his clients brings sparkle into their eyes! My photos from him are beautiful and clean hope we get to work on more projects together as a production crew team. More...
I had a pleasure working with Matt in a studio shoot, where I did the makeup and hair. Matt is knows exactly what he wants to achieve and he is very decisive. Thanks to that we were able to realize many different sets within 7 hours. He is also very open to suggestions and flexible. He left me a creative space and gave me his trust. So, that way we were both doing what we are best in. A true team work! Teamwork continued after the shoot, as well. We went through the shots together making sure we both are happy with the final selection.
From the personal perspective, Matt is very caring person and fun to work with. The atmosphere on the shoot was informal, but very professional. That contributed to fantastic results. I am looking forward to work with Matt again and would definitely recommend him for anyone that want great results from the fashion shoot.
Hiring a professional photographer is a very personal experience and as such one expects superior performance. Matt has a clearly specific way of making your memories his priority and makes you feel wonderful. In order for a photographer to bring out the best in you, there needs to be a significant level of trust. You can trust in Matt Dunn Photography. My family did and we continue to send personal referrals to this consummate professional. More...
Working with Matt was a great experience. He is very knowledgeable and precise at what he does in the line of work. His work stands out from everyone else's.
Great experience - very professional, amazing pictures.
I fell in love with Matt the moment I met him. He was so sweet and very helpful. He had so much advice and knows everyone in the modeling business. Of course his photography is amazing and WOW to see my photos you would think I just stepped out of Vogue. He went out of his way to make me comfortable and it really shows in my photos. We could see the photographs immediately after he took them on his movie screen sized projection screen. Very cool comuters systems and really beautiful and clean studio. Many celebrities fly in from all over to have him photograph them. Also many times he travels to them. He has worked with many of the most famous bands and artists and movie stars. Their photos are all over his walls in his studio. More...
Found me an agency in just 2 weeks. He is the best and most famous photographer in the southeast and it certainly shows in his attention to details. Not one stone is left unturned. I felt like I was the most beutiful model in the world...and I was. More...