Photo Tools: Matt Stuart

This is a new series where I do some research into some new and old photographers to discuss what they use and why you need to know them. Let me know who you'd like to see in the future. 

 Copyright: Matt Stuart 2016

Copyright: Matt Stuart 2016

Who is Matt Stuart? 

Matt is a new face in Magnum carrying on their tradition of street photography. Matt Stuart work reminds me of Lee Friedlander who captures tiny nuances with humor and lightness but Matt adds a more formal composition and focus, the streets of London. 

The Gear

Camera: Leica MP

Lens: 35mm F1.4 Summilux

Film: Fuji Superia 200/400

Shoes: Common Projects (high)/ Leather Stan Smiths (Low), Seen in this video 

My Favorite Photos from Matt

 "This picture took at least six months to come together, although, if I’m honest, I never knew it would come together until it did."—Matt Stuart, from Great Journeys  Copyright: Matt Stuart 2016

"This picture took at least six months to come together, although, if I’m honest, I never knew it would come together until it did."—Matt Stuart, from Great Journeys

Copyright: Matt Stuart 2016

 " I had been bent over with my bum in the air for about half an hour when a rather confident pigeon walked past. I instinctively shot this frame but as I was doing it I noticed something had happened with the human legs as well." For more background from Matt clickthrough    Copyright: Matt Stuart 2016

"I had been bent over with my bum in the air for about half an hour when a rather confident pigeon walked past. I instinctively shot this frame but as I was doing it I noticed something had happened with the human legs as well." For more background from Matt clickthrough

Copyright: Matt Stuart 2016

 "Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera around your neck at all times, keep your elbows in, be patient, optimistic and don't forget to  smile " - Matt Stuart  Copyright: Matt Stuart 2016

"Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera around your neck at all times, keep your elbows in, be patient, optimistic and don't forget to smile" - Matt Stuart

Copyright: Matt Stuart 2016

Books 

 Currently sold out :( but check  his site

Currently sold out :( but check his site

Hope you enjoyed that. It's pretty fun doing the research and pulling these together. 

References:

Stuart, Matt. “Book.” MATT STUART | PHOTOGRAPHER | SHOOTS PEOPLE, 1 Jan. 2016, www.mattstuart.com/.