About Matt Pitts
I saved up for my first camera aged nine and my fascination and enjoyment of photography has grown ever since. I spent most of my childhood outdoors being lucky enough to be brought up on a farm. I started taking photos of landscapes and wildlife with constant inspiration all around me. Whilst landscapes and nature remain an important part of my photography, I quickly began to realise that, as a people person, I was more drawn to taking photos of friends and family at every opportunity. For me it’s about making people feel relaxed and capturing the essence of someone’s personality in a still image. I’m a relaxed and informal kind of person and I believe this is reflected in my style of photography.
I like nothing better than getting out for a walk or cycle with family and friends with my camera or going to a social gathering and capturing the moment. I generally find that people are more at ease when doing something they enjoy rather than posing for a formal portrait – which helps their personality shine through.
In the last four years my passion for photographing people has been put to good use as I’ve undertaken charity event photography for a number of national charities, including the British Heart Foundation, Macmillan, The Zoological Society London (ZSL), Action Challenge and Mencap.
I also take photographs for marketing and publicity for print, websites and social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I continue to take informal portraits of friends and family whenever possible. In my spare time I try and get out into wild places with my camera, in the hope that one day I will take that elusive iconic landscape and wildlife photo.