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Matt Thompson studied on the Graduate Diploma Photography at London College of Communication.
Fellow students, their vibrancy and creativity.
I’d happily photograph Lupita Nyong'o every day of the week.
I’m interested in documenting the human condition, mood, feeling and emotion with a stylistic edge. I’m still working towards a style that I'm happy with.
Helen’s Story is a project documenting the life of my former girlfriend Helen, who is living with epilepsy. To tell her story, a series of photographic portraits are accompanied by extracts from Helen’s personal diary.
The objective of the project is to raise awareness about epilepsy, and the very personal human nature of the project has meant people have really engaged with it.
The Observer New Review ran it as a cover story in March and we're now looking at our options for exhibiting. We hope to reach as many people with the story as we can.
You can read & download the book for free from my website.
Being paid to be creative and to be producing meaningful work is the ultimate goal for me. You have to be realistic though - this takes time. Most of my really creative work is funded by slightly less glamorous work, but I’ll get there!
Creative, collaborative and class
Rinse that student card for all its worth. London is expensive.
National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery, V&A
View the Graduate Diploma Photography course page.