“Take chances on your own unique creative visions”

Photographer Matthew Hardy-Brown's artistry unveils the enchanting beauty of our world, reminding us of the untamed wonder that surrounds us. With every click, he captures fleeting moments of unscripted time. His work is a testament to the natural wonder surrounding daily life. 

Name: Matthew Hardy-Brown

Occupation: Photographer

Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa

Current Location: Melbourne, Australia

What do you do? Why do you do it?

I am a Photographer by trade.

Did you study anywhere or self taught?

Self Taught

What’s your favourite camera and/or equipment to work with?

My Canon Super 8 camera, I take that everywhere with me.

Who are your favourite photographers?

Tyler Shields, Corey Wilson, Ben Thouard

Who or what else inspires you?

Being outside, Traveling, hearing stories from those older than me and Learning from my personal experiences.

How have you evolved over the years?

I have found my interest and passion in creating.

Do you find any challenges in your industry?

Taking chances on your own unique creative visions. Not Following trends.

What are you listening to atm?

I have had Elvis on repeat for while.

What websites do you frequent?

EyeCandy. Great site for Inspo.

What tools or apps help you get your work done?

Social Media helps me share my work. I have a great team behind me too. Helping wherever I fall short.

Matthew  Hardy-Brown
Matthew Hardy-Brown

Are you reading or watching anything right now?

I am loving “Let My People Go Surfing” Great book about a great guy.

Where are you travelling to next?


What is your greatest achievement?

Listed as one of the Top 10 Rising Photographer of Feb 2024 in AllAboutPhoto.

Having a special Edition Magazine made in Collaboration with Documag.

Personally, Staying true to myself and always living.

One thing you would like to achieve this year?

I would love to make a phonebook.

What advice would you share to others wanting to get into your profession?

Go for it, Fall head first - Be different. 



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