Whether using the handcrafted processes of tintype and ambrotype photography to echo our indelible and invariable histories, or the more recent cousin to those techniques, instant film, Matthew Finley strives to connect to the viewer on an intimate and emotional level while at the same time creating conceptual portraiture that is both authentic and beautiful. Working with these moody processes, he is able to create photography-as-object: one of a kind, original pieces.
Based in Los Angeles, Matthew Finley has been a photographer for ten years and is a core member of the Advanced Photography Critique Group at CPW. His work has shown in multiple galleries on the West Coast as well as New Orleans, LA and Cincinnati, OH. His images have also appeared in publications including Fraction Magazine, Shots Magazine, and Plates to Pixels where he won the Juror Award in The Visual Armistice 10th Annual Juried Showcase.