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Matthew Shepherd

Matthew Shepherd forms his art from images of different worlds - immersed in aquatic environments, at the meniscus of ocean/atmosphere and terrestrial elements that intersect with water - the liquid kind, the solid kind or vapour.  With his camera as a tool, Matthew bends what he sees into obscure and indiscernible dreams through his images.

An award-winning, self-taught photographer, Matt perseveres to capture flawless yet distinctive and sublime photographs that leave the viewer with a mind full of questions.  Intentionally or otherwise, it is this abstract result which differentiates him from other oceanic and scenic landscape photographers.

For over 5 years Matt has been travelling and diving with his camera, plunging into deeper territory in both water and on land, exploring for raw experiences. His backyard is the east coast of Australia and much of his work consists of that land and seascape. His work in Micronesia, Japan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, South America and North America adds to the diversity of his catalogue and contributes images that explore sameness and difference in diverse environments - light and character that is often haunting or mysterious - always atmospheric and contemplative.

With a desire to experience the unfamiliar, Matt gets lost in the ambiguous patterns under water or of the land, sculpting the art which already exists and creating tangible, lush images. Living subjects are executed with elegance, yet a simple fish can be transformed into a surreal metallic construct. Light warps when passing through waves creating an infinite impression comparable to snake skin or an explosion - or another world entirely.

Equipped with a passion for discovering and documenting the simple beauty that occurs in nature, whether it is light transferring through water or the power of currents on a seabed, these distortions will continue to inspire Matt to capture the unique and sublime in nature through his photographs.

All images exhibited are available as limited edition prints (of 10 or 12), unframed or framed in a white or black timber frame.

More information and a complete portfolio of Matthew's work is available at his website - http://aquaseen.com.
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“Submerging below the ice was like nothing I have ever contemplated. I felt anxious about what lives in the darkness of this frozen world, even though I knew fully well that the only thing that could hurt me was hypothermia.”

Matthew Shepherd
Into Darkness

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
70 x 125cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-112
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“The vapours - Yellowstone National Park, USA.”

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Onyx

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
35 x 78cm framed (black gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-113
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“The ‘Vanishing’ works are from a never ending series about the vanishing landscapes and aboriginal culture around Australia.”

Matthew Shepherd
The Vanishing No. 1

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
71 x 125cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-114
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The Vanishing No. 2

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
71 x 125cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-115
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“Returning to a liquid state.”

Matthew Shepherd
Liquescent

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
61 x 125cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-116
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“Kosrae, Micronesia”

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Animation

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
35 x 78cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-117
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“On (the) edge, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA”

Matthew Shepherd
Scarp

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
87 x 125cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-118
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“Hovering in a state of balance.”

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Poise

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
125 x 83.5cm framed (black gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-119
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“Sacred Valley, Peru”

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Attrition

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
90 x 62cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-120
$ 990 framed
$ 750 unframed

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“An ominous power - the mighty Pacific …”

Matthew Shepherd
Colossal

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
96 x 125cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-121
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“Water is life…”

Matthew Shepherd
Essence

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
67 x 125cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-122
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“No where to go, no where to hide.”

Matthew Shepherd
Nebular Black

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
74 x 125cm framed (black gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-123
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“Not a breath of wind was felt while we floated silently up the Mary River. The crocs up there were much bigger than our little ten foot tinny, but it was the eerie silence and the mirror surface that stole my attention.”

Matthew Shepherd
Mystify

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
67 x 125cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-124
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“As I floated around Julian Rocks, I was taken by the minuscule air bubbles being fused with the sea in a chaotic, yet beautiful way. A vital force indeed.”

Matthew Shepherd
Élan Vital

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
72 x 125cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-125
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“I only wanted to go and feel the sand between my toes and inhale the sea breeze, yet this strange singular pole caught my attention. For me, this image just reminds me that although things will come and go, sway from side to side, you need stay focused to keep your balance.”

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Fixed

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
80 x 155cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-127
$ 1,490 framed
$ 1,100 unframed

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“Being alone in the immense ocean is such a humbling experience for me. There is something really unnerving about looking down out there and only seeing sharp shards of light vanishing into the abyss.”

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Infinite

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
63 x 155cm framed (white gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-128
$ 1,490 framed
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Meteor Shower

Giclee limited edition print (of 12); archival ink on metallic paper; 2014
Image size: - cm
85 x 155cm framed (black gloss)

Cat. No. MSH-129
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Atmospheric

Giclee limited edition print (of 10); archival ink on metallic paper
Image size: 51 x 95cm
75 x120cm framed

Cat. No. MSH-101
$ 1,290 framed
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Brooding

Giclee limited edition print (of 10); archival ink on metallic paper
Image size: 59 x 38cm
76 x 55cm framed

Cat. No. MSH-102
$ 880 framed
$ 650 unframed

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Circles

Giclee limited edition print (of 10); archival ink on metallic paper
Image size: 51 x 95cm
75 x120cm framed

Cat. No. MSH-103
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Convex

Giclee limited edition print (of 10); archival ink on metallic paper
Image size: 51 x 95cm
75 x120cm framed

Cat. No. MSH-104
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Leopard

Giclee limited edition print (of 10); archival ink on metallic paper
Image size: 25 x 41cm
42 x 70cm framed

Catalogue No. MSH-105
$ 790 framed
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Mangrove Shimmer

Giclee limited edition print (of 10); archival ink on metallic paper
Image size: 51 x 94cm
72 x120cm framed

Cat. No. MSH-106
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Lucid

Giclee limited edition print (of 10); archival ink on metallic paper
Image size: 60 x 94cm
85 x120cm framed

Catalogue No. MSH-107
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Porcelain

Giclee limited edition print (of 10); archival ink on metallic paper
Image size: 58 x 95cm
81 x110cm framed

Catalogue No. MSH-108
$ 1,200 framed
$ 880 unframed

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Scintillate

Giclee limited edition print (of 10); archival ink on metallic paper
Image size: 58 x 95cm
82 x120cm framed

Catalogue No. MSH-109
$ 1,290 framed
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Warped

Giclee limited edition print (of 10); archival ink on metallic paper
Image size: 65 x 94cm
85 x120cm framed

Catalogue No. MSH-111
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Silver Lustre

Giclee limited edition print (of 10); archival ink on metallic paper
Image size: 32 x 52cm
48 x 70cm framed

Catalogue No. MSH-110
$ 790 framed
$ 650 unframed

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