Through Matthew’s Eyes
Ropes Crossing Photographer Matthew Lynch has an eye for detail. Picking up his camera, the talented local knows how to capture beauty in everything he sees behind the lens.
Matthew’s interest with photography began at an early age, when growing up in the Blue Mountains. “I’ve always had an interest in photography for as long as I can remember. As a child, I’d often take those disposable Kodak cameras with me on school excursions to capture the day’s adventures. As I grew older, I’d borrow a friend’s DSLR camera to go out taking pictures in the national park. Having grown up in the Blue Mountains, I’m quite partial to capturing the beauty in nature. So, I guess that’s probably where my inspiration came from” Lynch told the Jordan Springs Gazette.
By now, you may have seen some of Matthew’s stunning local landscape photography, particularly his recent series taken at Ropes Creek Station. For many of us, a stroll in the local park is an opportunity to exercise or even relax. For Matthew, it’s an opportunity to find the beauty in things we often take for granted.
“When photographing local landscapes, what I enjoy the most is being able to capture the beauty of something that would be often unseen or simply overlooked. I like to try and find a perspective that isn’t the norm” he explained.
Matthew’s favourite subject to photograph is his family, “In particular, my beautiful wife Lorna and our five lovely children. The reason I purchased my first camera was to take pictures of them when we go away on holidays. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made”.
For now, Matthew’s future plans with his photography are simple. “I don’t really have any plans, it’s just something that I enjoy doing. However, if I did “plan” anything around my photography, it would be to continue to enjoy it” he reflected.
So, what’s the key to taking a good photo? “I’m not sure there is an answer to that question. Photography is so subjective and open to interpretation. No two people are ever going to see the same things in one image” Matthew ended.