About Mathew Lodge
I took my first photograph with a simple Kodak camera and with my father’s help developed the black and white film and made my first print — at the age of 10. I was hooked. I learned traditional black and white photography and print-making before graduating to color film. I worked for a long time with a simple 35mm viewfinder film camera, a couple of prime lenses, and a hand-held light meter which led to a strong appreciation for the variation and quality of light in photographic art.
At university I was Director of Photography for the student newspaper and nominated in the The Guardian Student Media Awards. Post graduation, a career in technology took me to over 35 countries around the world, and enabled me to hone my travel photography skills. I was an early convert to digital cameras for the increased control and flexibility and have never looked back.
Today, my photographs regularly appear in national newspapers, magazines, travel guides, and academic texts, and on jigsaw puzzles, TV shows and websites including National Geographic TV, The Times and The Telegraph (London), BBC History Magazine and Frommers’ Travel Guides. You can also find prints of my work on the walls of wineries, hotels, offices, restaurants and private homes.