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Matt Schwartz

Born in: 1973

United States

Biography

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Matt is a musician turned photographer. He was born in Brooklyn and spent a lot of time with his grandparents in Coney Island. They were the ones that introduced me to this magical place that led to his first series of work.

"My attraction to Polaroids came before this instantaneous world of digital photography and has actually grown stronger, since digital. It was amazing to take a picture and hold it in my hand a few minutes later, while I was still in that same scene. The images were the past but they were also the present. Early on I found that it gave a microphone to my voice as a photographer. Once I started playing around with transfers, it became a challenge, as I did not want to hide in the process. Most of the work I saw was taken by people that were so psyched to do the process, that they forgot to add anything of themselves."

Matt uses Polaroid and film to create his signature style of imagery. uses Polaroids to capture surfing in a unique, storytelling way. His process is called Polaroid transfer. Matt takes pictures using a Polaroid camera, pulls apart the film and then rubs the negative onto watercolor paper. The result is a cross between a vintage photograph and a painting.
In June of 2009 he released a timeless series of images from recent trips to Ecuador and Costa Rica. His images speak of the gloried past of surfing with a modern touch. Schwartz creates his signature style of visual poems with Polaroids, Transfers and Flim. His work consists of Surf Culture, Women and Travel.
This current collection of work was photographed in New York, California, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Portugal, Brazil, The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
While each body of work is exclusively his own vision, Schwartz has collaborated with global brands including Levis, The Ace Hotel, Sixty Hotels, Anthropologie, Billabong, Bloomingdales and Wanderlust Festivals.
His work has been featured in W Magazine, NYLON, Details, Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, Design Milk, among others.

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Matt Schwartz, Blue, Green + Magic, Photography

Matt Schwartz

Blue, Green + Magic, 2017
121 x 152 x 5 cm
Photography

9 300 €

Matt Schwartz, No words, just colors, Photography

Matt Schwartz

No words, just colors, 2017
50 x 40 x 3 cm
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480 €

Matt Schwartz, Gold in the air of Summer, Photography

Matt Schwartz

Gold in the air of Summer, 2017
121 x 152 x 5 cm
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9 300 €

Matt Schwartz, Glitter, Photography

Matt Schwartz

Glitter, 2017
60 x 90 x 3 cm
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2 450 €

Matt Schwartz, Candy store, Photography

Matt Schwartz

Candy store, 2017
40 x 50 x 3 cm
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480 €

Matt Schwartz, A blue, deep enough for your eyes to swim, Photography

Matt Schwartz

A blue, deep enough for your eyes to swim, 2017
60 x 90 x 3 cm
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2 450 €

Matt Schwartz, The lens filled with summer, Photography

Matt Schwartz

The lens filled with summer, 2017
50 x 40 x 3 cm
Photography

480 €

Matt Schwartz, Pool bends white, Photography

Matt Schwartz

Pool bends white, 2017
121 x 152 x 5 cm
Photography

9 300 €

Matt Schwartz, Pink shadows, Photography

Matt Schwartz

Pink shadows, 2017
60 x 90 x 3 cm
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2 450 €

Matt Schwartz, On wood floors, Photography

Matt Schwartz

On wood floors, 2017
40 x 50 x 3 cm
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480 €

Matt Schwartz, Last summer, Photography

Matt Schwartz

Last summer, 2017
121 x 152 x 5 cm
Photography

9 300 €

Matt Schwartz, Girl with plane, Photography

Matt Schwartz

Girl with plane, 2017
40 x 50 x 3 cm
Photography

480 €

Matt Schwartz, Pinks visits fog, Photography

Matt Schwartz

Pinks visits fog, 2017
60 x 90 x 3 cm
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2 450 €

Matt Schwartz, In the corner of the sand, Photography

Matt Schwartz

In the corner of the sand, 2017
90 x 60 x 3 cm
Photography

2 450 €

Kahn Gallery

Art Salzburg Contemporary
From June, 21 To June, 25 2017
London - United Kingdom

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