Born in East London in 1994, Matt Slater is a photographer currently living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied photography at the Cape Town School of Photography.
Slater is interested in our relationship to nature and exploring themes of impermanence, transience and mortality. His work revolves around the traditional darkroom; it’s chemicals and techniques.
Through his exploration of the craft, Slater has deconstructed both the image and processes to create a visual language that uniquely blends archaic process and current technology.
In 2017 Slater took part in an Artist In Residence programme at Amplify Studios and exhibited the resulting body of work The Arboretum during the month of November.
Slater published his debut book Efflorescent Cherry with Quiet Sun Books in 2018. His work has been featured in Od Review, Musée Magazine, GUP Magazine, Phases Magazine.
In 2020 Slater was selected as a Klompching Fresh finalist and for FotoFilmic's JRNL 5 issue.