Matthew Hamon

Photographer
     
Ants on the Melon
Location: Montana & Pacific Northwest
Nationality: U.S.A.
Biography: Matthew Hamon is a freelance portrait photographer who lives in rural Montana. His photography exists conceptually and aesthetically in the spaces between photojournalism and staged editorial imagery. Matthew currently lives in Potomac, Montana... read on
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Ants on the Melon
Credits: matthew hamon
Date of Work: 12/31/69 - Ongoing
Updated: 07/11/19

I’m curious about the narrative spaces between specificity and ambiguity. And, the way that something inexplicable, when captured on film, continues to resonate in us. These contemplative moments can shift us and become part of the narrative in which we imagine ourselves.

Much of my recent work involves a collaborative effort with my subjects to create portraits that vacillate between journalistic documentation and staged portrait. My interest lies in what they present to the camera, intentionally or subconsciously, and what the viewer takes away. I wonder what psychological depth the photographs might contain. For me, there’s something about their youth, their vulnerability, their potential, and what they really look like in that moment that presents a certain beauty, mystery, and wonder.

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