Name: Matthew Congrove
Age: 23 Years Old
Hometown: Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Phone: (617) 513 7995
I'm currently a member of Professional Photographers of America, the largest non-profit association for professional photographers in the world.
My work has been used by numerous organizations and people for various reasons. My photos made up the bulk of the Fueled By Ramen Records Fall / Winter 2007 merchandise catalog. My photos have appeared on the front page of CollegeFootballPoll.com, the top independent college football website in the world. I've done press and concert photographs for numerous bands including Jinxed, The Juliana Theory, The Letter Kills, The Spill Canvas, and Stepanian.
My photography was recognized when I received the US Civil Air Patrol Florida Wing Public Affairs Officer of the Year award in 2006. I was the winner of the 2004 Proteus Review photography contest, and one of my photos was selected by Earth Shots for their worldwide daily photo contest in August of 2007.
Cameras: Nikon D90 Digital SLR (with 720p HD video capabilities)
Lenses: Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8, Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0
Lighting: Nikon SB-900 Flash
I'd like to extend a very gracious "thank you" to models Amanda M (my ever-patient first model), Amber A (the first Bostonian shoot), Amy B (you've always been there for me), Ashlea, Charlotte C (my favorite model to work with), Chelsea B, Christian M (for all the references), Dalaena P, Erin S (for being a constant source of inspiration), Jon B (you're the only guy who shot with me), Katy R (my fellow chef), Lauren S, Mark B (you gave me the photo itch), Megan B, Mollie C (for always being willing to shoot), Nicole B, Sarah M (you always made it fun), and Tara M (because you always supported my passions).
Thanks also go out to the people who have supported me and my photography, including Brian F (for forcing me to upgrade), Michael Y (for always letting me tag along on shoots), Sean R (your constant criticism keeps me on my toes), Zach N (for the amazing gig), and Fueled By Ramen / Atlantic Records (for a wonderful shoot and a cherished project).
On the side of my normal day job I run a website called myDailyPhoto where I post a picture every day. A bunch of other amazing photographers have also joined in and it's an incredibly inspiring and rewarding community to be a part of. You can find my photos at mydailyphoto.com/matthew.
If you're a girl, it's probably because you're drop-dead gorgeous. If you're a guy, it's probably because you embody what the world thinks is handsome. This means that, should you be interested, I'd like to spend some time with you and a camera. If I gave you a flyer or whatever, consider it a TFCD offer (I don't want your money).
As of the moment I'm writing this, yes, I am. This may change on a daily basis, though, so please shoot me off an e-mail and check.
Yes and yes. I am very flexible with forms of payment. I still have a great passion for photography and, on occassion, I still do free photo shoots. I do require model releases for free shoots, though. See the next item for more info on that.
This depends on the type of shoot. If I'm being compensated for my time then the terms of the contract will be negotiated at the appropriate time, and I'll do my best to make sure that the contract is fair to both parties. If I'm not being compensated I'll usually require the model to sign a release form giving me complete ownership of my work.
You're looking at it. The days of print portfolios, in my opinion, are long gone.
I currently own a DSLR. I no longer shoot film due to rising production costs, and because I'm incredibly impatient and want to see the results immediately. As for the rest of my gear, it's constantly changing, but check the 'the photographer' section for a current list. Should you need special equipment for a photo shoot I'm being considered for just send me an e-mail to see if I can obtain (either temporarily or permanently) the required items.
Yes, mostly. I've got an extensive background as an amateur photojournalist, have a passion for sports photography, and am extremely comfortable dealing with models. Though I must say, I have not (and will not) shoot pornographic material.
My contact information is in the 'the photographer' section.
Only if you gain my permission. Any use of my photography without my express consent is, thanks to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and intellectual property, against the law.