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Matthew Swarts + WHATISAPORTRAIT? @ RIPE gallery

Delighted to announce my first place selection by Ruben Natal San Miguel in RIPE art gallery’s WHATISAPORTRAIT? exhibition opening this Saturday, December 13, 2014.  Special thanks to the tireless and fearless team of Ruben and RIPE’s owner, Cherie Via Rexer! From the gallery: “Ripe Art Gallery’s First Juried Photography Exhibition was an Open Call for…

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Matthew Swarts + BETH + Featureshoot.com!

Very grateful for the kind and thoughtful words of artist and writer Pelle Cass about BETH for featureshoot.com: http://www.featureshoot.com/2014/07/portrait-of-partnership-a-photographers-homage-to-a-failed-relationship-nsfw/ “A woman stands against a gray sky, the low light of the sinking sun glints off her glasses. Her hair is in a bun. She is attractive, but not conventionally beautiful. It’s the same person in…

MATTHEW SWARTS Matthew Swarts and Beth | Conscientious Photography Magazine + APhotoEditor matthew swarts and beth conscientious photography magazine aphotoeditor

Matthew Swarts and Beth | Conscientious Photography Magazine + APhotoEditor

Really delighted to discover the discussion about Joerg Colberg’s musings on portraiture (and BETH) continues on APhotoEditor. http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2013/09/30/what-makes-a-great-portrait-is-your-willingness-to-take-what-you-want/ Special thanks to Rob Haggart for bouncing this out!

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Matthew Swarts + Jörg Colberg + Conscientious Photography Magazine

BETH and I are incredibly honored and thrilled to be featured on Jörg Colberg’s celebrated Conscientious Photography Magazine today:   “Here is Beth, photographed by her partner, Matthew Swarts. Of Beth we, meaning everybody except those who know this young woman in person, have a set of photographs and nothing else. What are we going to make of…