Matt Irwin began capturing images at age 15 when a friend gave him a super 8mm film camera. Matt’s desire to become a fashion photographer took him to London where he worked as an editor, and later, as in-house photographer at style bible, Dazed & Confused. By 2007, Matt was shooting covers for Dazed & Confused and continued working for the magazine throughout his career. He went on to work on editorial projects for Vogue Russia, Vogue Japan, and American Glamour Magazine. Matt’s unprecedented access to a generation of musicians, models, and actors of our time created a visual chronicle that reveals — and pays testament to — his infectious passion, enthusiasm and talent.
After months of collaboration, we were days away from launching this site when we learned of Matt’s tragic passing, age 36. Both ourselves and Matt’s agent CLM believe he would have wanted the project to be out there, representing his work, life and sense of humour — YES Studio, May 2016