Unconventional Lives: Photography by Michael Matthew Woodlee
Michael Matthew Woodlee is a photographer who works to capture candid moments of subjects living unconventional lives. Michael’s photography is skillfully framed but always feels organic and intently present.
In our previous feature of Michael’s artwork we looked at the way his images are presented as dramatic fragments of a fuller narrative. While each photo presents a great deal of visual information, the viewer is left with several possible avenues for interpreting the narrative. I also quite enjoy the lighting in Matthew’s photographs. It has a clear sense of deliberateness, but never feels contrived or false.
I’m enjoying looking through Michael’s series Yos-E-Mite, in which the artist depicts residents of Yosemite National Park. Michael’s photographs of the landscape help to contextualize the individuals therein. I look forward to seeing more of what Michael has been working on in recent years.