I'm Matt Searles, a South Canterbury, New Zealand based photographer specialising in rural, landscape, event and commercial photography.
My work focuses on capturing a moment in time, whether it's a changing landscape, life's big (and small) occasions, or just the perfect light and shadow. My corporate clients have ranged from small local businesses to large NZSE listed corporations, and I have experience also making images for the non-profit and educational sector.
My work has featured in magazines and newspapers in the UK, USA and New Zealand, and has also been featured in The Fujicast and Photography Daily Podcasts. My exhibition 'Land of the Close Sky' featured at South Canterbury's Susan Badcock gallery in October 2019 featuring images from my Mail to Messy mail run.
Most of the work you'll see on this site are personal projects - particularly my Mail to Messy images taken whilst on the job as a rural mail contractor- but if you'd like to see other examples of my work, be it event, wedding, portrait or landscape fine art photography please drop me a line.
I shoot with Fujifilm GFX and X Series mirrorless cameras for their beautiful image quality, excellent ergonomics and their discrete presence. I'm always happy to speak to other Fujifilm Mirrorless users, so feel free to reach out to me if you'd like to chat gear and shooting.
Get in touch with me using my contact form to discuss rates, scheduling and more.