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About The Artist

 

            Matthew Torrie spent the first years of his life residing in Toronto, Ontario. As a young boy his parents took him camping to places like Bon Echo Lake and Algonquin Provincial Park. It was at these places where he found his love for the outdoors and appreciation for nature. At ten years of age, his family left Canada and immigrated to the United States to settle in Seattle, Washington. This is where Matthew currently resides when he is not travelling. Matthew Torrie began his love for photography in high school when he learned how to develop and process photographs. Over the past 16 years he has explored his interests in many diverse areas. Matthew has completed his post secondary education and has earned degrees in both Business and Mechanical Engineering.  Matthew used his skills to engineer the lightest bamboo bicycle frames in the world. In 2012 he started his first company Nubul bikes- www.nubulbikes.com. He also is an accomplished Alpine skier, competing in alpine ski race events such as Downhill and then moving into competitive Ski Cross, competing professionally for the 2010 Winter Olympics. His breadth of creative work includes cinephotography and directing photography on various projects.  Matthew is currently working on growing his fine art landscape photography portfolio, while also looking for new ways to grow and expand his skills.

 

Over the past year Matthew has been focusing on his work as a full time photographer. It is his belief that if you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life. Matthew’s job as a photographer enables him to share his vision and travels which are highlighted by the joy that comes when viewing an exceptional image. He believes photographic images must first happen organically before they can be gauged from three important angles; First you must be able to view the image as a whole in its entirety. Secondly, you will be pulled into a section of the photograph and lastly you can look deeper into the details of the photograph to appreciate an even smaller portion of the artwork. An image which possess these qualities is one that Matthew Torrie believes to constitutes an incredible image; one that can be appreciated as a work of art across multiple occasions.