Matt Stock is an award-winning artist based in the United States whose photographs are in the permanent collection of the National Park Service, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Stock was one of 30 artists selected by the National Park System to celebrate their Centennial Anniversary. He was also recognized in 2017 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2019 he was one of 30 artists and arts organizations awarded a James L. Knight Arts Challenge Grant.
Stock developed his signature style of Painting with Light in the Dark® photographs after building his career fusing art and science. To create his photographs, Matt and his team meticulously illuminate a scene on location using light sources ranging from the Milky Way and full moon to specialized lighting tools through the course of many hours and hundreds of individual exposures. He then digitally weaves elements of each of these exposures into a single luminous composition in post-production using Adobe Photoshop. Everything seen in his work was captured in real time and on location.
He is currently pursuing his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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