Matthew Jordan Smith is an American photographer based in Los Angeles. He has photographed some of the most famous people in the world – including the President of Iceland, Oprah Winfrey, and the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim. He is best known for his portraits of celebrities, actors, and models. His client list include Olay, Pantene, Revlon, Sony Entertainment, HBO and Showtime. His celebrity clients include Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks, Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin and many more.
Matthew launched his career as a photographer in New York City, shooting for major magazines and advertising agencies, and in his spare time he focuses on personal projects. On February 16, 2015, (Presidents' Day) Oro Editions/ Goff Press published Matthew’s third book, Future American President; 50 States, 100 Families, Infinite Dreams. Future American President features portraits of children from 100 families and from every state in America. The goal of Matthew's third book is to inspire every child to dream big knowing they have infinite possibilities. He is currently working on a new project inspired by his travels to Asia.
Matthew has received numerous awards and honors throughout his photographic career. In March of 2014 he received the Vision Award for Future American President. In April of 2014, he received the Power of Image award in Beijing China. Matthew has taught at the prestigious School of Visual Arts and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in New Mexico. He is the host of the photography podcast, Master Your Lens, found on iTunes. In his spare time Matthew can be found working out or traveling to Japan, his favorite get-away destination. A native of New York City, Matthew resides in Los Angeles.
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