Brian reminded me that NYC subway was the first image of his that ‘excuse me…’ reblogged. It also marks the start of our chatting online… which has been really nice.. I can’t help but feel that we are all part of a really nice community!
'Street art in Belgium #521'
'Pink and Green #72'
For Randolph who inspires me to be bolder with colour! This image is from my first nights studio experimenting. As usual, No photoshop trickery, just subtle light and colour enhancement.
“Matthew Schiavello grew up in and amongst the concrete government housing towers of the inner Melbourne suburb of Collingwood during the 70’s and 80’s. During his childhood Matthew had little but his imagination and a keen eye with which to find joy in his surroundings. Matthew continues this practice in his photographic work. Matthew’s work often aims to bring to the viewers’ attention the beauty which lies hidden in our world. In particular that which lies hidden in what society abhors and rejects. Much of Matthew’s work is considered to be a thoughtful and considerate exploration of the unique and surprising patterns, textures, colours, shapes and beauty that exists in the minutiae of forgotten and vandalized transient urban spaces. By presenting these captured images in a different context and scale, the viewer is presented an opportunity to create a new personal meaning as well as reevaluate their own understanding of each image’s value and place in society. Some of Matthews work is the result of an unknowing collaboration of sorts. What starts with a tag, a line, a poster or a mark, is then layered by other anonymous people either adding to or removing aspects of the piece. The elements further effect the piece and the end result is captured by Matthew before it further changes into something other. Though passionate about finding the beauty in devalued spaces, Matthew also works with more traditional forms of photography and is currently also working on a long term photographic project on gender prejudice.”