Matt Story is an American artist who, at an early age, demonstrated a unique skill for rendering verisimilitude, or hyper-realism. He has worked as a technical illustrator and graphic artist in his early teens. He went into film and television production which almost drove him crazy at some point. He said: “The more prestigious and worthy a project became, the more money, the more risk, the more committees, the more people were involved and the less you, as an artist, had to do with the final outcome.” Matt’s work in film and television is currently on hiatus as he pursues hyper-realistic oil painting. Matt added: “I was lauded for ‘photo-realistic’ technique, but I was never after that, really, after what a camera impartially sees, because there’s so much more there, captured only by the human filter of memory. I try to paint contemporary life as to capture crystals of pristine memory that we all share but never describe to one another. ”
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.