How Photographer Matt Sheehan Uses Cinematic Techniques To Illustrate Contrasting Fashion Trends
Matt Sheehan’s inaugural project ‘Infinite’, is a reflection of the immortal nature of fashion and photography. It is a body of work exploring reoccuring fashion and photography trends in contrasting eras, drawing inspiration from the pulsating vertical neon lights of Tokyo streets, to America’s feminist movement in the 1970s and South Korean’s emerging pop culture.
Matt Sheehan started his creative journey at the age of 14; taking inspiration from a New York City street photography book, and capturing the streets of his hometown through the lense of his Canon 1000D Camera.
The portraits captured in the ‘Infinite’ series are a juxtaposition of reality and fantasy, depicting clothing and fashion trends through the realm of art and capturing the beauty of muses against urban landscapes and resplendent lights. Although modern in execution, this photographic series is heavily inspired by classic cinema, exploring light through implementation of vintage cinematic techniques to achieve ‘purposely imperfect’ lighting.
The ‘Infinite’ project is a glance of what can be expected from Matt Sheehan this year. Proving to be a mastery of his craft, Sheehan is definitely one to lookout for in 2020 as he prepares to release more projects and host a solo exhibition in the city of London this summer.