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Matthew Scherfenberg
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Artist // Professional // Photography
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My Bio
I had never thought of myself as any kind of artist. I've always been very technical, and felt I would be some kind of scientist. Initially my interest in photography grew from its technical complexity. Sometime in college, something changed. Ever since then if you ask me what I do, I say, "I'm a fine art photographer." I discovered that, to most people, the human form is the most beautiful and compelling subject. One way or another it touches all of us. For that reason, I choose to capture that beauty and present it disconnected from connotations of sexuality, identity, and emotion and present only the aesthetic element. Either way, I don't want to be sterile. I want to provoke and stimulate. To inspire.
My work is very much a collaboration of model and photographer. I spend great time and effort inventing new ways to capture a unique image. I try to keep the vision vague until the model inspires me. The model’s form and movement bring energy, temperament, and aesthetic complexity. In this fusion I see the moment that makes me release the shutter. Just a few of these moments survive and are refined to become finished work.

Current Residence: Minneapolis, MN
Favourite photographer: Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Will Agar
Operating System: X baby, no MS BS in my radius
Shell of choice: Bash
Favourite cartoon character: two words "Flux Modulator"
Personal Quote: Don't Believe, Know or Don't Know, or Never Know.

Favourite Movies
Lots of Favs.. Maybe Apollo 13
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Cake, New Model Army, MDoughty
Favourite Writers
Larry Niven
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
1DSMkII and a new big warm Studio
Other Interests
Art, ART, Cosmos
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"Form & Figure" 2011 - Art - A - Whirl Gallery Show :thumb206478411: Come see my latest work on Opening night, Friday, May 20th, 2011 from 5-10pm. I hope you can join me as we celebrate the opening of this year’s ART-A-WHIRL, North East's Open Studio and Gallery Tour.  I will have more than 30 new images on display, which will also be available for purchase. This year's show is a diverse collection of "Form & Figure" captured using new and old techniques.  Last year's show was intentionally focused on strong colors and had an obvious theme and character.  With this show, I wanted to once again embrace my diversity and the multitude
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Hello friends, It's that time of year again, and I have a show of new work opening in May as part of Art - A - Whirl.  This years images are a shocking blast of color.  I got inspired by some color changing lighting gear I used in a home installation.  It made me really ramp up the color.   I think you will be kinda shocked by how far.  I'm shocked myself.   Of course I'm including a black and white selection.   Last year B&W was the focus and the color was second.  This year the COLOR has come up a notch.   For those of you who have not seen my work at all before, I need to tell you that it is nudes, but they are very tame and not at all e
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One of the most imaginative bodies of work I've ever seen - what fantastic photography!

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