Matthew Jordan Smith is an American photographer working between Tokyo and New York City. 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, in his spare time he focuses on personal projects, exhibits and spending time with family. 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.
Matthew has received numerous awards and honors throughout his photographic career. In March of 2014 he received the Vision Award for Future American President, his current book.. 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 proud Nikon Ambassador and a lover of great music, dance and travel.
1:35pm - 2:45pm Friday May 19, 2017
Matthew's Lighting for Celebrities!