MMmm Look an Apple

Here is a funny little animation I just finished. Produced, shot and animated by myself...

Happy Halloween!

Self-promo piece for Halloween...


Here is a detail shot...



Mr Coopers House and Garden.

I was recently commissioned by the the brilliant Ahoy to create a series of large scale images for a restaurant called 'Mr Coopers House and Garden' opening in the beautiful Midland Hotel in Manchester.
The whole concept behind the restaurant is brilliant, ran by the amazing chef Simon Rogan.

"Mr Cooper’s House & Garden combines modern touches with the history and heritage of Mr Cooper himself, whose house and famous gardens sat on the site back in 1819.
Thomas Cooper was a popular figure in Manchester. The family were coach-makers by trade and their garden on the site of The Midland was famous for its strawberries, gooseberries, apples and flowers. On special days of the year, The Coopers would welcome the public in to stroll the gardens and picnic there.
Cooper Street, the short street across St Peter's Square on the other side of Princess Street, used to extend as far back as The Midland and was named after the family.
A multitude of different dining settings under one roof, Mr Cooper’s offers a unique setting for everyone. Lounge in the garden amongst the cascading wall of plants and 30ft tree, enjoy drinks in the Library or cosy up next to friends in the leather booths of the study."

Here are the images!




It was an amazing project to work on, and having been to the opening event just last night I can say that its a truly unique place with fantastic food and cocktails! 

My images have been beautifully presented and its almost like I have a permanent exhibition in the restaurant, here are a few pics from the opening night...


New Print Folio.

Here are some pics of my brand new Print Folio, made by my fair hands...


Old Work.

Just going through some old work and found this that I shot when I was at University. Still love it now, highly influenced by the awesome Guy Bourdin.


Cash Money.

More experiments for stock...


Think Green.

Made this for a stock site recently, I really like it... No CGI.



Man in the Woods.

Another just finished, to go with the 'Penny Farthing' image.



Here are a couple of details.



Penny Farthing.

Just finished this, a Victorian gent riding his Penny Farthing over a fantastical spring Landscape.

 

Here are a couple of details...



Paper Paper Paper.

So this week I have been making pictures out of paper and animating them. Part Photography as the paper all needed to be digitally captured, and part illustration.

Here are the still images followed by their animated counterparts! I really enjoyed getting crafty with paper!

At Sea!




Paper Mountain.




Sunrise Over Hills.



Space!




Wanderings.

Went exploring the other day, its was actually sunny...



I also stumbled across these 'Portals'...



 

The Universe Versus Alex Woods (paperback)

Recent commission to create the paper back artwork for 'The Universe Versus Alex Woods'... Based on my design for the Hard Back but with some changes. Lots of fun to make!

Front Cover.

Back Cover.




6th Annual Photography Masters Cup.

Recently found out that I had my Rhino image shortlisted for the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup. A pleasure to be up there with some of the best in the business!


 

 

Still to moving...

I made this image a while back as a fun play on the 'Nissan Leaf' car. At the moment I am experimenting more and more with moving image... I love that the way I produce images means that I can animate them, could have some great commercial applications!

Still image.


Animated Version.

Which? Russian Dolls.

I was recently commissioned by the wonderful Which? Magazine To create one of my Photographic Illustrations for an article on 'Who Owns Who?' in banking. The brief was to create a series of Russian dolls, with the appearance of Financial workers, all to be holding cards...

This is my original shot to use as a base for the image...

And this is the final image, as it appears in the Magazine...


New Folio

Just finished putting together my new iPad folio and it looks great! The retina screen really makes the images POP off the screen... the app is called FolioBook and its really good, fully customizable with both image and video...

Here is what it looks like...






PDN 30 2013

I was recently nominated for PDN's 30 new and emerging Photographers to watch 2013, the finals selections haven't been made yet but its pretty awesome! Fingers crossed and a big thank-you to whomever nominated me!

Wanderings.

Founds this awesome looking tree whilst roaming the woods yesterday...


Seascape.

I also shot some abstract seascapes, love the movement and tones in them...

Dark Skies.

I went to Cape Verde just before Christmas, lovely place. I shot this starry seascape...


I also shot this of the Milky-Way... You can just see the Andromeda Galaxy in the top left and Betelgeuse shining brightly to the right.


Merry Christmas.

Here is a small animation of my X-Mas Snowman image... The music is taken from Sufjan Stevens - 'Sister Winter'



snowman movie HD from Matt Walford on Vimeo.

Voyager Extraordinaire BTS Animation.

Little animation showing the 'behind the scenes' of the image.

Voyager ExtraordinaireHD 20 secs from Matt Walford on Vimeo.

Photography Monthly Interview.

I was recently interviewed for Photography Monthly Magazine about my work, out on 28th November. The interview turned out really well and one of my 'Faces' images even graces the cover. Go have a read :-)

Limited Edition Prints.

I now have a selection of Limited Editions of my work on sale, a perfect gift or a great start to a collection!

Voyager Extraordinaire.

Meet Voyager Extraordinaire, the newest in my series of 'Extraordinary Gentlemen'!


The Universe Versus Alex Woods.

I recently had the absolute pleasure of working with publishing house Hodder & Stoughton on the front and back covers for their upcoming release 'The Universe Versus Alex Woods'. It comes out in January and can be pre-ordered from Amazon, cant wait to read it as it sounds amazing!

The brief was to create an exaggerated representation of 'Glastonbury Tor', which features in the book.

Front cover
 Back Cover



Flower Test.

Been experimenting with multiple exposures of flowers in the studio today. This one is pretty much straight from the camera... just some slight colour correction...

Brain Time.

This was a submission for 125 Magazine, for their 'Time' issue. Unfortunately it wasn't successful but I really like it, so 'ere you go...
There are 2 parts, a still image and a moving image, with the main idea being that 'Time' is a construct of the human brain.



Brain Time. from Matt Walford on Vimeo.

Edition Prints.

Edition Prints of my work are available HERE

If there is something you want but its not on there dont fret! Just get in contact!

Different sizes are also available upon request...

The Standard Model.

The recent announcement of what is probably the discovery of the elusive Higgs Boson inspired me to create this series, based on the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
This is my imagining of what sub-atomic particles might look like, each one is represented by a photo... but of what!?

You can see all of them bigger HERE

Nature Magazine.

I recently had the pleasure of working with the brilliant Nature Magazine. The brief was to create images to illustrate their 'Summer Books' article... Really pleased with how this turned out, the books used included 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, as a nod to the Scientific community!

Single flower made from the pages of Frankenstein...

'Book Flowers' made from Jules Vern and Mary Shelly...