Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Michael Matthews - a tribute

Michael Matthews - musician, artist, loving husband and caring father passed away last Saturday night in my home town of Frankston, Victoria. So much of who I am today can be solely accredited to my father's influence. I was brought into this world surrounded by a man who appreciated good music, and fine art. He could sing like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, and so many other crooners, he loved country music, played the guitar.

In his early 20's he used to use medium-format cameras and take photos for magazines, something I didn't know until my own passion for photography became apparent, and I gave him my old Nikon D60 for him to play around on. He took it to europe with my mother last year before he was once again diagnosed with cancer. As devastating this loss is to my family I would like to honour him on this blog by presenting you with a small series of images I made for him in the last 2 years just before he got sick. I love my father, and I hope you get the sense of this through these images. 

Thank you for passing your passion on to me. I could never repay the gift you have given me. I love you dad.  

Please feel free to click on any image to see a larger version.

more images after the break