Matthew Hampshire

Born: Shifnal, Shropshire
Lives and works: Stamford, Lincolnshire
Awards: IN:SIGHT People's Choice Award (2017)
“I love the mixture of mechanical and biological forms...everyday scenes in a completely fantastical world.”

Since buying his first digital camera in 2000, Mathew has captured some of the world’s most beautiful abandoned places.


Matthew's photographs impressed our IN:SIGHT 2017 judges. After being awarded the People's Choice Award, his debut collection saw him travel to Italy, Germany and France to conjure the lost and forgotten.

During his travels, Matthew captured a disused power plant, a farmhouse full of secrets and even a church formally occupied by the Nazis in the Second World War. With overgrown vines and crumbling floors no match for his curiosity, we’re excited to see where his photography will take him next.

 He says: “I am drawn to the beauty of places that nature has claimed back. My work represents my passion for translating stories from camera into print.”


Inside the world of Matthew Hampshire

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From the blog

IN:SIGHT finalists launch debut collection

Matthew Hampshire and Pascale Taurua impressed judges at our 2017 Summer Exhibition.

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