2023 Offerings and Projects

As a photographer, I understand that everyone has a unique story to tell, and that sometimes it can be difficult to find ways to celebrate and express that individuality. My mission is to offer photography sessions and art portraits that are tailored to each person’s experiences, perspectives, and goals. With my services, you can create a beautiful, meaningful portrait that captures who you are, and fills a need for self-expression and celebration.

Commissioned Portrait Offerings

Commissions are paid portraits created in the artists style.  The are individually created to meet the needs of the subject, and unless discussed, are normally for private collections and homes.

 

Identity Portraits
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Beauty Dreams

Collaborations

Collaborations are created within the guidelines of projects and are primarily funded through client donations and contributors. 

 

Unbroken
Nudes In Movement
I am -insert-

Commissioned Portrait Offerings

Identity Portraits

Every human has a story  – powerful moments which form who we believe we are.  They are created by our birthplace, our race, our economic reality, as well as our family dynamics, belief systems and inherited DNA.  Most of all, they are our experiences.  Each story is a mirror of how we express ourselves to the world.  It is comprised of thoughts and experiences, both spoken and private. 
 
These sessions have two parts – the first is a conversation between Michael and the subject, exploring their Identity, what truly drives their concept of themselves. The second is a creative portrait session, in Michael Matzko’s style, inspired by the conversation about their life and what truly makes them tick.
 
The experience is designed to help you explore and celebrate your unique identity through art. Whether you are celebrating a milestone in your life or working through personal issues, it offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to delve deeper into who you are as a person. I will work with you to capture your personal story in a meaningful and authentic way.
 
I believe that everyone has a story worth telling, and am excited to help you share yours through art. Let’s help you create a beautiful and meaningful portrait that celebrates your unique identity!
 
 

Beauty Dreams

Everyone wants to feel beautiful, albeit for a large variety of reasons!  
 
Capture your own version of beauty in a portrait, offering a range of looks to suit every taste and occasion. From glamour to natural to something truly unique, a team, including highly experienced makeup artists, will work with you to create the perfect look designed around you. We pride ourselves on our inclusive approach, welcoming clients of all races and ages to our studio. Whether you want to capture your natural beauty or bring out your true personality with a more glamorous look, we have the expertise and experience to bring your vision to life.
 
So why wait? Book your portrait beauty session today and let’s create a look that is uniquely yours!
 

Collaborations

Unbroken

No matter what the future holds, the human spirit will remain unbroken.
 
Unbroken is a new art project that celebrates the strength and resilience of the human spirit. Our project features photographs of nude and semi-nude people, covered in clay and posed in artistic ways. The aim of “Unbroken” is to showcase the indomitable nature of the human spirit and to remind viewers that no matter what challenges we face, we remain unbroken. We hope that the resultant collection of images will inspire and uplift all who see them, and we invite you to be a part of this exciting new project.  Most of all, we hope you will be inspired by the beauty and strength of the human spirit!
 
This is a collaboration, with studio makeup artist Cheyenne Wright and Michael Matzko, involving nude or semi nude subjects covered in clay, capturing movement and dramatic stills, in a variety of lighting and styles.  All skin types, races, body shapes, ages and sexes are encouraged to participate.

I am  <insert>

This exciting new project is all about self-expression and creativity. During this one day event, you will have the opportunity to express your personal view of yourself, and your life through what you wear. Whether you prefer bold and vibrant colors or understated and minimalistic styles, this event is open to all. It is not about fashion, but rather about making a personal statement about who you are and what you stand for. We encourage you to embrace your unique style and let your individuality shine through.
 
I am <insert> is designed as a mini portrait session, where the subject arrives in whatever form they choose which best describes something they want to share.  They may dress in whatever they desire, bring props, and come with whatever look they believe best expresses themselves. 
 
The portrait event will be held once a month, starting in Feb 2023 and will comprise of portraits, with the intent of creating a single image which best represents the artists interpretation of you. Each session will have different lighting and approaches to the portraits.
 
All races, sexes, body types, skin types and ages are encouraged to participate.  Subjects will receive a digital file and prints may be ordered. 
 

Nudes in Movement

Nude movement portrait sessions celebrate the beauty and power of the human body. Whether you’re a dancer, athlete, or simply someone who appreciates the art of movement, these sessions provide an opportunity to capture the grace and strength of your body in motion. Michael will use both an artistic eye and technical expertise to create stunning, one-of-a-kind images that showcase the form and movement of the human body in all its beauty and complexity. Whether you’re looking to document a specific skill or simply capture the essence of your body in motion, these sessions are the perfect way to celebrate the human form in all its glory.
 
This series of abstract nudes are designed to celebrate the human body in action – a discovery of light, technology and the purest form of being human. All skin colors and sexes are invited to participate.   Includes dancers, acrobats, athletes, yoga devotees and people who love to move for whatever reason.

Contact

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