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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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Though we can’t really go out and see it on our favorite newsstand, many thanks to @gun.digest for the April cover photo.
Today’s homeschool lesson: Matching and Symmetry#shedhunt #shedhunting #whitetail #deer #matchingset #cabinfever
And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.Kitty O’Meara
Shimmer.#wildturkey #turkey #gobbler #feathers #birds #colorful #nwtf #outdoorphotographer
Staying Close to Home. I’ve been really encouraged with finding a few decent sheds right in or near food plots that helped sustain the deer through the winter. I planted about 75% soybeans this last year including the plot around this @banksoutdoors blind. It’s fun to keep them close to home to watch and see deer almost every day. And there’s a few up and comers that made it through the gun season and long winter.
Happy #WorldWildlifeDay
On the #shedhunting board. Good work, Cameron.
Cattle in the Fog. It was such a surreal morning for a short bit today with a thin blanket of fog covering the pasture about 8 feet off the ground. . . . . #outdoorphotographer #thisismyMN #onlyinMN #naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #rsa_rural #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #gottalove_a_ #allnatureshots #instanaturelover #sunshine #cows #instasky #cattle #earlybird #mothernature #all_sunsets #skylovers #sunrise_and_sunsets #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #capturemn #igersminnesota #minnstagrammers #farmphotography #minnesotalife
@federalpremium An amazing company I feel fortunate to work with. I got to see so many things that cemented that on a recent factory visit.A whole pile of .270 rounds The new Firestick .50cal muzzleloader performance All the incredible volume in one instance and then right down the hall, amazing attention to detail in the Custom Shop.
Back to Africa. Miss this place.
I could almost reach out and brush that snow off her face.
Winter Rooster.#outdoorphotographer #wildlife #wildlifephotography #upland #ringneck #pheasant #beautifulbirds #winter #pheasantsforever #minnesota