Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker is a native Washingtonian. He graduated from The University of Tennessee School of Architecture. The curriculum taught him ways to observe, understand spatial relationships and gather the experiences of a specific place. Parker’s photographic collages embody movement of time, experience, memory and spatial relationships as variables captured in the scene. He begins the collage with a sketch, “the idea.” Then, rotates the camera to achieve different angles and layer each photo with an observance of a place during different times of the day or year to create a dynamic scene. When you see a change in tone from one photo to the other, it’s the result of a different time that was photographed at the location. He believes these multiple layers of variables engage the viewer’s eyes and body allowing one to experience the poetics of space.