Michael Matzko is an experienced artist, storyteller and technologist, whose work explores individual stories which together, make up the fabric of our society.
Originally from Rhode Island, Michael’s first interests were in music, with degrees in composition and performance in both traditional and avante garde styles. Coupling with a 30 year career in technology, he began combining his interests in psychology, the visual arts, and futurology, creating personal portraits and creative visuals since the mid-2000’s.
He has photographed hundreds of clients for both commercial and personal projects, in a large variety of styles including catalog/products, brand realization, artist and model agency portraits, boudoir, and beauty images. He recently has been focused on creative artistic identity portraits, providing a vehicle for client’s personal exploration and expression.
“With respect to my journey in art, I have always been influenced heavily by changing technology and how it intersects with our needs, and identity of being human.
But whether it was a music composition, analog video scores, travel documentation, or the many fashion, beauty, lifestyle and artistic portraits I have taken, what has mattered, is listening to and sharing the subjects story.
It is an organized improvisation.”
Currently working on expanding my art palette with the following technologies:
Various projects on Github and a steady flow of changing technologies
An ongoing exploration using my subject’s portraits and videos as the base in creating various animated vignettes using a variety of AI tools. The question is how can we create impactful art with the amazing technology, while still maintaining our core humanness.
Better than socials!
A collaboration for @pollymagazine with Makeup Artist Ashley Olivia @hrhdollface
Agencies: @nvmodels @heymantalentagency@helenwellsagency