Matthew Beavis

1. How did your interest in photography begin?

My interest in photography probably began through other interests in my life.  When I was a kid I had a 110 film camera which I would use, however in my teens I got quite interested in the Street art movement coming over from New York at the time.  I found this very fascinating and used to take a lot of photographs of it; travelling around and basically just documenting it for my own pleasure.  


A few years on, I started to travel which got me in to photography even more.   Visiting many interesting places around the world, I started to take more care in my photos and subject matter.   As I learned how to take photos I started using certain techniques and additional equipment to help me to get a better photo.  After a while I just started getting more interested in photography and it grew from there, eventually swapping from film over to digital using a DSLR, and finally to where I am today.

2. What genres of photography are you more interested in?


I like a lot of different genres of photography but I am not sure if I have found my niche yet.  Saying that I do like portrait photography and capturing people in different environments.  Urban and Street photography also interesting and of course travel photography.

3. What has been the highlight of your photographic journey?

Seeing my photos displayed as well as having a winning entry in the NEMPF Exhibition 2018.  Joining the Melton Mowbray Photographic Society has given me my first opportunity to really display any of my photos.

4. Who has been an inspiration to you in your photography?

A lot of people inspire me, I find a lot of inspiration from people around me at the club as well the Photographers who come to give talks.   I don’t really have a favourite Photographer per se, but I will often see photographers work that I really like and inspires me.

5. What are your aspirations for the future?

At this stage I just want to improve and immerse myself in to my photography even more.   I would like to develop subjects and genres and maybe start doing projects to focus my photography more.

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