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About Matt

Growing up in Minnesota has provided no shortage of inspiration for artist Matt Addington.  From the glass-like waters of the north to the rolling wooded hills of his farm south in the Sogn Valley, Matt has created magnificent landscapes and captured images of the wildlife and lifestyle abundant in his home state.  And he’s spent his life capturing images for industry clients; hunting, fishing, and seeking adventure all around the world from above the Arctic Circle in Alaska to the rugged western Rocky Mountains to wild savannah of equatorial Africa to the wide open prairies of Middle America.

Matt has paddled the canoe, traversed the ridge, and sat quietly in tree stands.  He has summited over twenty five 14,000 foot peaks and guided folks through the mountains of southern Colorado and untouched waters in northern Minnesota and Canada.  He gets it…and this translates into his images.  There is nothing false about this work.  The authenticity of his passion for the outdoors is apparent in every click of the shutter.

Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree in art from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD and his Master’s Degree from Winona State University. In addition to his passion for shooting in the outdoors industry, he is an educator and award winning portrait & wedding photographer where he incorporates his gift for outdoor imagery into the photos he creates.

Though Matt’s traveled the world with his cameras, he lives with his wife and three children on a farm overlooking Sogn Valley south of Cannon Falls, MN where he spends much time hunting whitetails, turkeys and morel mushrooms as well as making maple syrup.

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Big Tusker. It’s like you’ve turned back the calendar thousands of years watching how methodically they saunter across the Mara.
Cold Evening Ski. The 20+ mph wind and brutal temps didn’t have us out for long, but got to see an awesome sunset with @sognvalleymom
Even this little bird appreciates the solitude and beauty of coffee and sunrise over the #masaimara @angamasafari Timelapse of this great morning in my story. Miss this place.
Stars to SunshineUsing @timelapseplus to capture the evolution of the night sky around home.
Mega Megapixels. I was going through some more edits from my recent Africa trip and was again astonished at the image quality from the gear we shot. I was lucky enough to shoot the @fujifilmx_us GFX100 beast of a medium format body. 100+ megapixels is a definite up close and personal look at say...LIONS TEETH. This three image sequence is the same image with a couple tighter crops and photos 2 and 3. They are a till files that are 12mp+ in size!#outdoorphotographer #safari #safariphotographer #lion #africa #kenya #gritmedia #fujifilm #fujigfx100 #mediumformat #portrait #natgeowild
Caption ideas?? 😂#safari #outdoorphotographer #africa #wild #zebra #gritmedia #fujifilm #wildlifephotography
Sunny Snow.
The Lioness.#safari #outdoorphotographer #africa #wild #bigcat #lion #simba #pride #safariphotography #gritmedia #fujifilm #wildlifephotography #lionking #matriarch
Wingspan. I always just marvel watching eagles. And then marvel again looking at the sequences of photos I’m lucky to catch. Incredible birds.
Criss Cross. I must look as funny to them as they do to me. I got a perfect double curious giraffe staredown in Namibia.#safari #outdoorphotographer #africa #wild #giraffe #aru #gritmedia #fujifilm #wildlifephotography
She’s the most devoted, loving, selfless person I know. And in her selfless nature she never makes today anything about her. Amidst celebrating Jesus today, we celebrate you. Happy birthday, Leah. I’m so blessed to do this life with you.
Stop and Go. I love watching these dogs do their thing. They go 100mph but stop on a dime when the time is right.
Blessed to share a little time with great friends in the field today. So much to the story of today and I’m grateful I could be there to capture it. I carried two 12 gauge @fujifilm_global XT-3s and shot about 1400 rounds of high megapixels. #pheasant #uplandhunting #uplandgame #federalpremium #rooster #ringneck #iowahunting
Aerial Hartebeest Herd (look close 🧐) . . . #outdoorphotographer #animallovers #animalpolis #animalsofinstagram #igscwildlife #animales #exclusive_animals #wildlifephoto #naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #gritmedia #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #giraffe #allnatureshots #afrika #igs_africa #afrique #super_africa #ig_africa #dji #djimavic #dronestagram #drones
The Last Glow. • • • • . . . . . #silhouette #hardrockPC #madetorock #skyporn #sunsetsniper #skylovers #sunrise_and_sunsets #sunsets #sunset_hub #sunsetlovers #instapassport #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #campinassp #flashesofdelight #travelog #mytinyatlas #visualmobs #theglobewanderer #forahappymoment #dominicanrepublic #puntacana #republicadominicana #dominicana #bavaro #fujifeed #myfujifilm #fujixclub #travelphotograpy