Join us Sunday Oct 15, 3-5pm, for an engaging presentation from International Street Photographer, Matthew Phipps, for his new book, “Every Day is Babylon.”
“I began traveling with my camera when I was 15 years old. A documentarian by nature, my camera has taken me to over 20 countries throughout the world. My films and photographs have given me purpose and a reason to be present in numerous beautiful, intense and sometimes crazy situations. I am able to capture the image that tells the most profound story from my perspective.
My desire to communicate what I see pushes me to explore my environment daily, searching for extraordinary situations that occur in this complex world. I am always ready with my camera, waiting for the moment to react. It’s not just all colors and shapes. I want to go deeper, to dive in, ask questions and make friends, pushing myself visually and culturally into new worlds. My explorations have taught me a lot, not only about my subjects, but also about my inner self.
My work is the product of all of my life experiences. The camera fully opens my eyes, developing the way I see and feel the world around me. My focus is showing the wide range of emotions all humans share and the conditions we live in. My goal is to highlight the joy and underline the suffering that surrounds us at all times.
I capture complex scenes, often involving more than one subject, layered across multiple visual planes. I am interested in the interactions and intersections that happen as we live life.
My work is focused on the truth, not creating illusions or showing a mythical world based on fantasy. I believe there is great beauty in the reality of the world.” – Matthew Phipps