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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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Magical Morels. • • • There’s just something about these little guys that inhabit enchanted spots in the spring forest floor. Besides the tasty treat in a searing pan of butter, there’s just something special about the hunt. And if you’re not familiar, good luck breaking into the cult...folks are pretty protective of their secret morel mushroom haunts this time of year!
Morning Holler. • • #turkey #turkeyhunting #merriams #wildturkey #gobbler #montana #fujifilm #fuji200f2
Funky Mountain Light. • • The mountains have an amazing way of creating their own weather. And sometimes when you are in the right spot at the right time light in Weather come together in a really cool way. This shot of the sun casting through the snow blowing across the peak lasted for only about 10 seconds. But I was lucky enough to be there with a big lens to capture it. I love those moments.
Tricksters. • • • Had an awesome week filming and shooting with the @gouldbrothers in Branson at the @bassproshops Shooting Academy. Stay tuned on their YouTube channel for some amazing videos.
Clay Pigeons Beware. • • • #trapteam #trapshooting #shotgun #youthshooter
Location Location Location. • • • That’s the real estate mantra, right. There’s something about old barns...they just hang on so long and the people who have come and gone through their doors and worked hard in their presence always seem to just let them age...which is a worthy tribute. I can only imagine the stories that this old one has seen.
Triple Gobble. • @johnhafnerphoto And I were in the garden spot for some great #406 Merriams noise.#turkey #hunting #406 #fujifilm #fuji200f2
Sunbather. • • • More MT Merriam’s on the mountain with @johnhafnerphoto#turkey #hunting #406 #totallookandfeel #fullstrutmonday #gobblerinfluencer #fujifilm
Shooting great light and turkeys with @johnhafnerphoto in Montana amidst other projects. • • • #turkey #hunting #406 #totallookandfeel #fullstrutmonday #gobblerinfluencer #fujifilm
Paperwork. • • • #turkeyhunt #taggedout #wildturkey #springcolors
Sunrise Double. • • • Glad I could be there for a couple photos shortly after @joelnelsonoutdoors and his son Micah doubled up before sunrise today. #youthhunt #springturkey #fatherson #raiseemright #mydaybreak
One More Rep. • • Pretty sure the kids were equally, if not more excited than I about having a turkey down!#Family #turkeyhunting #RaiseEmRight #KidsInTheOutdoors #WhatGetsYouOutside 📸: @joelnelsonoutdoors
Tale of the Tape.#turkeyhunt #archery #minnesota #wildturkey 📸: @joelnelsonoutdoors
Monday Mornings. It was an awesome morning to get out quick before work. After having the whole flock of turkeys battle a coyote, @joelnelsonoutdoors pulled out all the calls to lure this gobbler away from some cranky old hens. And then took a great photo too.
Max Wingspan.