About the Artist
Matthew L. Brien is a young, energetic, and talented photographer serving Charlotte NC. As the grandchild of an accomplished photographer who helped to found The Light Factory, he may jokingly tell you that his skill is genetic, but in reality it comes from years of practice. His lifelong love of photography, and the countless hours he spent studying back issues of National Geographic, have also lent to his vision.
As a self-proclaimed "Renaissance man in training," his photograph's subject matter is wide and deep. He reserves a special place in his heart for street portrait style photography. Taking an observer's place, and applying a critical and painterly eye, he blends his expressions and impressions together. His event photography captures an affair's story and beauty as it unfolds. His landscapes and still lives pull beauty from every corner of life, and his portraits are much more than skin deep. He considers all of his photographs to be art, participating and placing in art shows at the local and national level.
Above all else, Matthew strives to create beautiful images that he and his clients can take satisfaction in.
You were professional, well-spoken, well-dressed, grasped your job immediately and performed it flawlessly. We were lucky to have you with us.
~ Dorne Pentes - WonderWorldTV
All of the pictures you sent us perfectly captured the celebratory event. They bring back the very feelings of the evening. That doesn't always happen, and it's especially wonderful when it does. But besides having these enjoyable memories captured, I want to say how easy you were to work with. You were easy to communicate with when arrangements were being made. The night of the party, you seemed to be right where you could get the best shots, but at the same time there was little to no interference with the festivities and the enjoyment. I don 't know if that skill is learned or innate, but your Zen-like presence was appreciated.
- Kathy Hill
Matthew! I'm speechless! You are the artist! And the poet! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Forever and always!
- Dr. Anabel Buchenau
In his own words
Hi, My name is Matthew Brien. I don't particularly like to talk about myself, but I'll give it a shot. I am a curious gardening bilingual German and computer science studying student who practices the art of photography. I enjoy photographing anything that interacts with light, and I believe that beauty can be found or created anywhere with the right eye. Please take a gander through my portfolio and blog. I would love to hear from you and love to make your vision a reality.
~ Matthew L Brien
~ Matthew L Brien