An 11 year “veteran” of street photography, Londoner Matt Stuart has a fabulous knack of capturing that perfect moment that transforms an everyday scene into a piece of observational art. Wether it be his own monotone or colour works, Stuart’s work is often humerous and poignant. Having looked through the galleries available on his website (more on that later) his pieces are also full of copywriting potential and its no surprise that he is a popular choice for ad campaigns and other commissions.
I also particularly like Matt’s tips for street photographers: “Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera around your neck at all times, keep your elbows in, be patient, optimistic and don’t forget to smile”. No question that we can all relate to the shoes, camera and patience – but it’s the smile and elbows that I think are the most important learnings here!
Now about the website… As clever and beautifully crafted as it is, it has one fundamental flaw. If you, like me, are viewing this site on a laptop or computer with a normal resolution screen with relatively standard configured browser you will have to scroll the page down to have the (brilliant) photographs centred nicely in front of you. In doing so the ever so subtle flashy navigation arrows are hidden above the fold. This is not clever, not clever at all… So Matt, if you are reading this – please consider some more obvious and appropriately sited navigation for those of us wanting to enjoy your work properly!