About Matt Thornhill:
Matthew, descended from a band of itinerant wandering German musicians, was born into a family of artists and painters. He lived for his early years in the shadow of his younger brother’s immense artistic ability. Matthew, having no skill in wielding a brush or strumming himself to ecstasy on a hurdy-gurdy, fell into the murky world of sports journalism…
After leaving school, Matt studied TV and Video production and photography at Newcastle Under Lyme College, Staffordshire. Whilst at college he supported his education by freelancing in sports journalism and photography for some local newspapers.
After leaving college he attended the university of Essex where, in 2002, he graduated with a BSc in Media Production and Technology whereupon he worked in marketing assistant for the Arc Theatre in Trowbridge Wiltshire, and also a freelance lighting and sound technician.
But a change in direction was forced upon him… and Neptune’s call was heard.
Once he tired of visiting the far flung exotic places he returned to his first love, that of photography.
In 2019 Matt held his 1st solo exhibition “Phonetography: the Art of Smart”
The exhibition focused on what was achievable with modern smart phone cameras, and was met with critical acclaim.
Matt was awarded an Licentiate from the Royal Photographic Society in July 2021