Today we’d like to introduce you to Matt Sayles.
Matt, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started my professional photography career in college at Stanford after working at the Stanford Daily. During my junior year I got an internship with the Associated Press where I began working as a photojournalist covering mainly sports and news assignments. I was a freelancer for several years before becoming a national entertainment photographer with AP. In 2012, I was a founding member of photo agency called Invision where I began to expand my business and shift my career towards my current direction. I am currently a freelance celebrity portrait and documentary photographer.
Has it been a smooth road?
Most of my struggles have been in transitioning from my beginnings as a sports and new photojournalist to high-end portraiture.
What’s the hardest part of your job?
The hardest part is definitely the balancing act of focusing on my current clients and constantly marketing myself to new clients and opportunities.
How do you define success?
There is no overall success for me. I try to be successful on every shoot but I will never consider myself a success, that’s just my personality.
What are your plans for the future?
My plan is to keep growing both as a business and a creative. They have to work in tandem to achieve my goals.
- Website: www.mattsaylesphoto.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/msayles
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattsaylesphotography/
Photos by Matt Sayles