JUST RELEASED 01 MAGAZINE N0 10- PORTRAIT ISSUE/ FEATURE #4: PHOTOGRAPHER -MATTHEW TAMMARO
INTERVIEW WITH PHOTOGRAPHER MATTHEW TAMMARO BY MARINA KAMALOVA
New York-based photographer Matthew Tammaro developed an appreciation for the intimacy of photographs when he was a kid while poring over his parents’ albums when they weren’t around. He’s now known (age 28) for capturing colourful and imaginative portraits which document his own personal relationships. Though he’s photographed for a number of prominent publications and clients including Monocle, Bloomberg Businessweek and The FADER, he feels most comfortable documenting those close to him. Since moving to New York last fall, Tammaro has stirred his lens toward still life and flowers creating dark and moody images. His recent work is a departure from the airy photos he had taken while he spent two years living in Los Angeles where the lighting and colours provided a striking backdrop. Marina Kamalova chatted with Tammaro about his cross-country move, source of inspiration and recent shoots. (Portraits of Matthew Tammaro shot by Aaron Wynia)
SELECTED PHOTOS BY MATTHEW TAMMARO
The common thread that runs through Matthew Tammaro’s body of work is the richness of personality and colour. There is a realism behind the confident characters in his photography that is undeniably captivating. So it is no surprise that what he enjoys about photography is that it implies a certain truth.