I love working with and photographing people from the inside out, sharing your personal stories, the experiences and thoughts that formed your life and are not often told.   This is photographing your internal life, sometimes quiet, some times screaming, sometimes smothered, always present.   

Simply put, this is art about you, with you and for you.

Art gives us the ability to explore and share ideas which cannot always be expressed by words alone. 


Identity Art is based on the belief that your story is core to your being and forms your relationship to the world.  

 Everyone has uniquely profound experiences that define us, and by sharing our sense of who we are, can lead to a profoundly powerful and personal masterpiece.

Michael Matzko is an internationally published creative who has practiced the art of photography for over 15 years.  He received a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Iowa and was certified as an Alexander Technique Teacher.  His primary passion is integrating themes and stories on the human experience into his work, producing unique and non-repeatable pieces for personal and public collections.

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Model: @_ms.lexi

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White Hot - for Polly Magazine

A collaboration for @pollymagazine with Makeup Artist Ashley Olivia @hrhdollface

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