Matthew's solo exhibition presented a series of black and grey prints from his project, Edgelands.
Matthew Thompson is a South England based Fine Art Photographer. The suburbs and outer edges of cities are Matthew's main subject, which he refers to as Edgelands. Away from the forced ideologies of the inner city with square parks and glass skyscrapers, he depicts a more harmonious marrriage of the two worldly forces. The transcience of these spaces renders them overlooked and unkempt. This allows raw processes such as human industry and the growth of plants to be intertwined organically. It is Matthew's intention to highlight and celebrate these concrete, industrial forests in his work. Developing his negatives himself Matthew often opts to leave in marks, spills and leaks in an attempt to echo this manual process and the haphazard development of the landscapes he captures.