Based in Dorset Matt Hardy is one of the area's leading photographic businesses. His venture started out as a hobby in late 2012 after purchasing a basic DSLR and becoming instantly hooked on the photographic world. Capturing the gorgeous landscapes and wildlife that the stunning south coast county has to offer, his skills and passion developed rapidly and soon his hobby evolved into a successful business.
He has now photographed over 40 weddings, worked on various corporate and commercial shoots for huge brands and business. This currently sees him traveling around Europe photographing various sporting celebrities including Lionel Messi, Pele, Steven Gerrard and many, many more working alongside a huge corporate brand.
This has helped him develop a strong portfolio and trust with various celebrities who often contact him for their own personal shoots away from the public eye.
In his spare time, he is a keen landscape and wildlife photographer. Dorset is rich with both of these and has some of the most dramatic coastlines in the UK, whether it is shooting at sunrise or sunset Matt can often be found along the coastline capturing it at golden hour or in the middle of the night capturing Dorset’s dark skies.
Matt has now moved into the world of printing and has teamed up with us, He owns a canon pro 1000 printer and range of Fotospeed papers. He prints for himself and now also for other local photographers offering only the best in printed form. This also saw Matt speak on our Fotospeed stand at the 2017 show talking about venturing into the world of photography from a hobby to business.
Matt Hardy's paper of choiceFotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290
Photo Smooth Pearl 290 has a natural white base and an instant dry, micro-porous coating. The paper’s wide colour gamut and high D-MAX delivers beautiful images, both in colour and B&W.
Over the last two years Fotospeed have worked on creating the perfect Smooth Pearl Digital paper. This paper has become a market leader and is the reliable go to paper for photographers the world over.