Featured Photographer – Matt Findlay

2 August 2018

My name is Matt Findlay and I’m the creative behind @Mattfinphotography. I’m a Sydney based photographer with a passion for all things photography, particularly landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes.

This journey really all started about 5 months ago as I walked along the beautiful Hermitage Foreshore in Vaucluse, where I witnessed the most incredible sunset I have ever seen in my life. The colours made the city into the most incredible silhouette, and the pictures I captured from my phone had me thinking “imagine if I had a good camera!” The very next day I bought my first DSLR camera and, to be honest, I haven’t put it down since.

I’m a self-taught photographer and also work in full time construction. I’ve always loved the outdoors, and never needed an excuse to get out and explore what Sydney has to offer.

I find inspiration everywhere from the beautiful beaches and rock pools of the Northern and Eastern suburbs, to the architecture of the city, and the place you’ll find me most, Sydney Harbour. There are endless photography opportunities as each day is different and brings a new challenge to landscape photography. That’s why I love it.

One final thing; if you ever get the chance, I strongly recommend watching a sunrise from Hickson Road Reserve. Sit back, relax, and enjoy as the sun rises from behind the Sydney Opera House. It’s really something special to live in such a busy city and watch time sit still for just that brief moment.

Instagram: @Mattfinphotography

Boat light trails on Vivid Sydney 2018. Shot from Harbour Bridge, Sydney City

Boat light trails on Vivid Sydney 2018. Shot from the Harbour Bridge, Sydney City

Bronte Rock Pool, Bronte Beach, Sydney East

Bronte Rock Pool, Bronte Beach

City skyline framed by night. Shot from Kirribilli, Inner Sydney

City skyline framed by night. Shot from Kirribilli, Inner Sydney

Reflections from the Kirribilli puddle

Reflections from the Kirribilli puddle

Subtle sunset from Kirribilli, Inner Sydney

Subtle sunset from Kirribilli, Inner Sydney

Sydney Harbour alive in the golden light

Sydney Harbour alive in the golden light

Sydney icons. Shot from Lavender Bay, Sydney North

Sydney icons. Shot from Lavender Bay, Sydney North

Sydney skyline during Vivid Sydney 2018. Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Sydney skyline during Vivid Sydney 2018. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair

 

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