Matthew Hamon

Photographer
     
Gymnosophy
Location: Montana
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 hails from a small, remote town in... read on
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Gymnosophy

GYMNOSOPHY: Our word gymnasium comes from a Greek noun meaning “place to be naked.” The adjective was gymnos, “naked.” In the early 20th century, the term gymnosophy was appropriated by several groups to denote a broad philosophy that promoted as an essential principle that the nude human body was a natural condition and should be normalized for the betterment of society.

This series of portraits was made during a ten-day stay at a naturists’ community in Ontario, Canada. I comingle aesthetics and techniques associated with both journalism and formal portraiture to capture authentic, narrative images of this culture.

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Andromeda

By Matthew Hamon —     Of course, the birth of a child becomes one’s closest, most carnal, and most visceral experience. The arrival of a first child..
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ratljóst

By Matthew Hamon — Sofdu unga ástin mín Sofðu unga ástin mín Úti regnið grætur Mamma geymir gullin þín..
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Chinook; The Ice Eater

By Matt Hamon — “By the time I was a boy and Dad was trying in his own right to put together a life again, the doubt and defeat in the valley's history..
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Ants on the Melon

By Matthew Hamon — I’m curious about the narrative spaces between specificity and ambiguity. And, the way that something inexplicable, when captured on film,..
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The Gleaners

By Matt Hamon — This series of photographs engages with a small group of primitive skills practitioners who attend the annual buffalo (American bison) hunt on the..
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The Stand at Standing Rock

By Matthew Hamon — The Dakota Access Pipeline or Bakken pipeline is a 1,172-mile-long (1,886 km), $3.7 billion underground oil pipeline that runs from the Bakken oil..
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