Matthew Maran has been photographing wildlife for over 20 years. His work has been awarded in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Montphoto and the British Wildlife Photography Awards. His images have been published in The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, BBC Wildlife and National Geographic Magazines, and he is represented by Nature Picture Library one of the UK’s leading natural history photo agencies. His large-format, panoramic photography of Hampstead Heath is represented by Catto Gallery
As well as his own photography practice, Matthew leads workshops, speaks at festivals and events, sells prints and books, and makes films.
Having spent the first 10 years of his photography practice travelling to exotic locations such as Malaysian Borneo, Vietnam, Bolivia and Alaska, he now works closer to home in North London, with his current focus being on the urban red fox. Has been photographing one family over the past four years on an allotment just a 10-minute walk from his house, and although it’s not the rainforests of Bolivia he still gets the same buzz every time he visits.
My mission to champion urban wildlife and through my images and inspire others to look for fascinating stories on their doorsteps.
Matthew loves the bookmaking process as part of his photography practice and thrives on being involved at every stage. From capturing the images and processing to editing, writing and design, he has now published three books under his imprint – Hemisphere Publishing. These include Vancouver Island, Barkley to Clayoquot, Hampstead Heath, London’s Countryside, Space for Nature and a fourth book on the red fox is in the making.
During the last few years, Matthew has teamed up with Eddie Ephraums who operates as Envisage Photobooks. Drawing on 30 years of experience of making photobooks, leading workshops, being a photographer, mentor and fine-art printer, Eddie makes photobooks with individuals and organisations who want to create anything from a hand-crafted, one-off, inkjet printed book, to bespoke, short-run, limited edition, digitally printed books, to the highest quality, longer print run, offset-litho books with Collector’s Edition prints.
There has never been a better or more exciting time to make photobooks. The incredible advances in digital ink and inkjet print technology have turned the photographer’s dream of making beautifully crafted, short-run or individual copies of books into an affordable reality.
You can listen to Matthew and Eddie talking about the work they do together here.
Eddie will be joining Matthew on the courses that we are running here at Clayhill.