What constitutes a photograph? How are compositions supposed to be made? Matthew Cronin tries to answer these and other questions by exploring new methods in his creative process. This includes, but is not limited to, the repurposing of various algorithms in Photoshop and multi-pass printing and in-camera manipulation. Images resulting from these various methods live alongside traditional, or “straight”, photographs in order to create a fiction rooted in the complexities, details and banalities of modern life and resulting in work that tries to push the visual and conceptual boundaries of photography.
Matthew Cronin is an artist living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his BFA with departmental honors from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work has been shown in New York and Los Angeles as well as internationally. His work has received several awards including FotoFilmic First Place and the Beau Photo Prize.