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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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Lake Three Glass. • • • Had an awesome few days in the Boundary Waters with my son Cameron. Again, in awe of Gods creation and so thankful to share it with Cameron.
Happy #AlaskaWildSalmonDay
Common Loon. Besides being partial because it’s the #Minnesota State Bird, it IS one of my favorites for its call alone. I love those summer nights that their tremolo echoes in a haunting way through the humid, warm night.
Guns+Bows+Big Farm Toys Like @MNmillennialfarmer said, “It’s YouTube season!” Had a great time shooting with him and @gouldbrothers on the farm. AND they’re giving away a custom @winchesterrepeatingarms SX4 shotgun with specialty graphics from @deadeyelg Enter to win after watching the video on YouTube.
County Fair. • • Such an awesome time of year around middle America. Folks come together to celebrate Americana at its best. #minnesota | #chicken | #poultry | #4H | #farming | #outdoorphotographer | #agriculture | #agphotographer
Oh the Milky Way. What an amazingly clear night. I’ve got a timelapse going of this one too, so stay tuned for a night of star trails!!
Twins Bomba Squad
500 Yards. This was the second most amazing shot of that night. And it’s a distant second to the 500 yard shot @aarongouldx made here with the @primearchery CT5 cranked up to 82lbs. I’ve been doing content work with the @gouldbrothers this year and recently filmed a whole pile of archery trick shots, this being one of them. Be sure to check out and subscribe to their YouTube channel.
Kids working on 4H photos...dad playing along.
Soothing Saturday. Got a little family hike in today to @mnstateparksandtrails Big Woods. I didn’t haul any gear with me but managed a little iPhonagraphy magic. #slowshutter #waterfall #nofilterthoughidontliketaggingnofilter
Storm Front (1/3) 👈🏻 swipe 👈🏻 swipe
Fortunate to be working on a great conservation video project with @sognvalleyfarm
Perfect Timing. Paul was the perfect subject for me to do some tests shots with my lighting setup. He just happened to be walking by after his workout. Bam! 💪🏻
Impending Weather. Had a really cool vantage point for the storms that came through in farm country.
Smelly, but cute. A few images from a recent shoot for @nationalporkboard in Minnesota.