Clients & Collaborators

4th Estate

Adam & Eve DDB

Bloomsbury Publishing



DK Books


Hardie Grant

House & Garden

Jamie Oliver

Johnnie Walker

Observer Food Monthly

Phaidon Press

Penguin Random House

Saatchi & Saatchi

The Guardian

The River Cafe

The Sunday Times Magazine

The Times


Waitrose & Partners

WW Norton

Wall Street Journal

Working between New York and London, Matt Russell creates personal, evocative photographs born of a deeply felt emotional connection with his subjects, and a refined visual instinct that imbues his work with a classic, poetic elegance.

Matt's distinctive approach to lighting and composition is informed by his background in moving image and an enduring love of cinema. His creative practice is equally guided by individual instinct and a sense of collaborative exploration; although each photograph may spring from a personal artistic impulse, the discovery is made in engaging with his subject, be it a person, cuisine, or landscape, and in seeking to capture an image that speaks authentically and with immediacy.

Matt has through his career established relationships with some of the most respected food brands and icons in the industry; shooting campaigns for Jamie Oliver, working collaboratively with Ruth Rogers at The River Cafe as well as photographing award-winning cookbooks for authors such as Anna Jones, Joseph Trivelli and Yasmin Khan. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian, and has been featured in editorials such as The Wall Street Journal, The Times Magazine, Observer Food Monthly, Waitrose Food Magazine and House & Garden. His work has been published by Phaidon, Penguin Random House, Bloomsbury, 4th Estate, Hardie Grant, Pavilion and Octopus.

Spanning photography and film, his advertising clients have included Harrods, Unilever, Diageo, Johnnie Walker, Waitrose & Partners, Colman's and Guinness amongst many others.

Commercial portfolios available on request.