Matt Porteous – Photographer for the Royals Comes to Soneva Fushi
The man behind the lens
From an early age, the award-winning Royal photographer Matt Porteous showed an unusual interest in photography. He was never far from his first yellow underwater
Minolta camera. It was through that simple lens that he learnt to capture the sublime beauty of nature.
Matt is part of Studio_M, a team of photographers, filmmakers, brand strategists and web designers who are known for their storytelling. Matt’s love and delight in his
surroundings are evident in his work. He captures and reveals the expression and detail that is seldom evident to the naked eye.
His mentors, close friends and travel opportunities have all influenced his approach to his work over the past 25 years. He is passionate about his photography and always
has been. The love he has for his work, the people and places that he encounters along the way is apparent in the detail and perspective, in the stories he tells in his photographs.
Images fit for Royalty
The Jersey-based photographer was chosen by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as the official photographer to photograph Prince George to mark his third birthday and
fifth birthdays. Matt was also commissioned to shoot Prince Louis’ christening at Clarence House. Later in 2018 he was tasked with capturing last year’s Christmas card
photograph for the Duke and Duchess’s family portrait in their country home, in Norfolk.
“It was an honour to be asked to photograph The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family at Anmer Hall. Capturing the fun and relaxed moments between such a
wonderful family was a true privilege.”
Ocean Culture Life
Matt’s latest project Ocean Culture Life, built from passion alongside a friend and ocean filmmaker, Googsi, aims to form an ecosystem of oceanographers, free divers,
surfers, filmmakers, lifeguards and ocean dreamers whose lives have been shaped by the sea. In short, OCL is a global community of positive ocean storytellers who
collaborate on various projects. OCL’s team creates stunning and impactful content for their network of ambassadors and charities, collectively spreading awareness on all
things ocean related.
One of the project’s goals is to remind people of what the oceans look like and how they can play a pivotal role in supporting ocean guardians through their own businesses and charitable missions.
* All images taken from Studio_M
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