Michael Matsil

Michael Matsil Photography

About the Photographer

I am a photographer who is concerned with where I am. The 'where' in life interests me profoundly. Place is my thing. Place, landscape, environment, whatever you call it, is a reflection of our common humanity. We shape it and in turn, it shapes us; our thoughts, our outlook, our motivation. I am a photographer with a defined visual approach. That approach is embodied in a personal process that begins by gathering within the frame the color, the materiality, the atmosphere, the mood.... "Mise en Scene" as it's called in theatre and film. It is spontaneous in spirit and documentary influenced. It's in search of the formal and noble character of the subject; an uncluttered scene that communicates a sense of clarity around the nature of person or place. It's truth made visible.