A photo of Mat James facing the camera and smiling. Mat wears a dark shirt and has pale skin, a clean-shaven face and a dark buzz-cut. Behind Mat is a blue sky streaked with long horizontal white clouds. Credit Mat James.

Matt James was born and raised in nipaluna/Hobart and soon grew to love the outdoors, with many adventures exploring lutruwita/Tasmania’s stunning walks. He loves the landscapes of lutruwita/Tasmania’s unique glacial-carved mountains and valleys, pristine mountain lakes and rivers, and untouched rain forests.

It wasn’t until a move to Warrane/Sydney, where Matt pursued a career in the retail photographic industry, that he got into photography and purchased his first 35mm SLR camera. From here, he learnt his craft from some great mentors within the industry, whilst being largely self-taught. He developed an interest in landscape and wildlife photography. The move to Warrane/Sydney gave Matt an opportunity to explore many parts of the East Coast and desert country of inland Australia, where he experienced the unique landscapes the rest of Australia has to offer. Matt has since moved on from the 35mm era, to digital, and exclusively uses Sony digital DSLR gear.

Matt has now lived on the West Coast for over seven years and has grown his portfolio from around the region. His photos show those special times on his travels where the light, varied landscapes, weather, and seasonal changes come together to create those unique moments that tell a story.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.