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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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Franklin, it’s been a pleasure. @visitfranklintn @poma_hq
Often the catching is not the most enjoyable part of fishing.
One White Cow (look close) . . . . #agphotographer #animallovers #animalpolis #greengrass #aerialphotography #drone #dronephotographer #djiglobal #pasture #animalsofinstagram #igscwildlife #pasture #exclusive_animals #cow #farmphotography #cows #awesomeglobe #HypeBeast #ig_mood #profile_vision #performancelivestockanalytics #angus #cattle #beef #calf #calvingseason
Even Iowa can be pretty . . . . #agphotographer #animallovers #animalpolis #sunset #pasture #animalsofinstagram #igscwildlife #pasture #exclusive_animals #cow #farmphotography #cows #awesomeglobe #HypeBeast #ig_mood #profile_vision #performancelivestockanalytics #angus #cattle #beef #calf #baby #calvingseason #mommababycow
Charcuterie. Had a very filling photoshoot with a whole bunch of goodies . . #foodphotography #commercialphotographer #food #cheese #meat #venison #turkey #redwine #winelover #stilllifephotography
Daydreaming the Mara. I think I was about due for a good ol Africa photo. Can never get enough of the Maasai Mara memories. . . . #safari #africa #wild #travel #safariphotography #wildlifephotography #sunset #sunrise #instapassport #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #flashesofdelight #travelog #mytinyatlas #naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #rsa_rural #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #gottalove_a_ #afrika #igs_africa #afrique #super_africa #ig_africa
Fishing Opener. #fishMN #visitcranelake #minnesota #upnorth
A Tiny Start It always amazes me when I hold a tiny kernel of seed corn in my hand this time of year. Thinking about how that tiny nugget will turn into such a massive, majestic, productive plant. Well over 10 feet tall in the prime of its life in late August. Those days will be here soon enough. For now, enjoy the space...it’s gonna get crowded. • • • #outdoorphotographer #agphotographer #agriculture #farming #spring #plant2021 #corn #naturephoto #fields #sunset #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #rsa_rural #awesomeearth #agphotography #gottalove_a_ #farming #instanaturelover #artofvisuals #beautifuldestinations #canonshooter #agameoftones #exklusive_shot #peoplescreatives
Breakfast . . . . . #agphotographer #animallovers #animalpolis #animalsofinstagram #igscwildlife #pasture #exclusive_animals #cow #farmphotography #cows #awesomeglobe #HypeBeast #ig_mood #profile_vision #performancelivestockanalytics #angus #cattle #beef #chores #farmwife
Color Coordinated. @mathewsinc VXR 31.5 got it done today. #wildlife #turkey #gobbler #strutter #wildlifephotography #outdoorphotographer #hunter #iamhunter
Frosted Tips. well, not really. It’s actually called beard rot and shows up on male turkeys that have a vitamin deficiency in their diet. That deficiency causes this rust colored ring and the beard tips become brittle and break off. #wildlife #turkey #gobbler #strutter #wildlifephotography #outdoorphotographer
Some of the time I can’t remember if I’m looking for turkeys or morel mushrooms...I just love spring in the woods.
Sometimes I shoot beautiful people not wearing camouflage. This year has been a great one developing relationships with brands in the lifestyle space. And I’m lucky to have a model that fits the profile (and I think she likes me 😉)
Back to the ride. It’s been a lot of early mornings chasing gobblers that seem to know how to stay just out of range or choose to congregate on the opposite ridge off the roost. With beautiful, golden mornings like this, we’ll certainly stay after it. #youthhunting #family
Super excited about a new client. The contract negotiations were similar to Kramer in Seinfeld: “We’re prepared to offer you free coffee for life and...” “WE’LL TAKE IT! “ #coffee #coffeemania #espresso #coffeelover #darkroast #mylatte
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