by George Nacpil . November 27th, 2014
Matthew Christopher specializes in architectural, event, and interior decor photography — producing them at affordable prices. He took up photography to document abandoned spaces across the American countryside on his Abandoned America website. Since then, he has worked primarily as an architectural photographer for several high-profile clients, although he has also taken on select commercial work for events and portraits. Clients include the Corning Museum of Glass, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, National Museum of American Jewish History, SS United States Conservancy, and more. He also teaches photography courses, does lectures about his work and related topics, works as a site preservation/security consultant, and scouts locations for films.
Matthew Christopher has lectured on abandoned spaces and mental health history at the Pennsylvania State Museum, Preservation Pennsylvania, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, among others. His work has been published in Photographer’s Forum, the International Journal of Arts and Humanities, and the United Nations Chronicle. Most recently, Matthew has been featured on NBC Nightly News as the subject of Jane Derenowski’s “Reporter’s Notebook” segment.
The new book, Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences, is about to be released on December 7th. Hidden City Philadelphia and the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, presenters of the book launch, are inviting everyone to come and celebrate. Check out Mathew’s website for more photos of abandoned places across America.