Matt is native to the California coast. He grew up in southern California and after graduating college moved to San Francisco in 2005 to get his M.F.A. in Photography and somehow ended up on a houseboat on the bay. He shares a studio in Sausalito with his wife, prop stylist and set designer Jesse Silver.
Matt spends most his time working as a commercial photographer, shooting advertising and catalog work, but his personal work has also been seen on gallery walls at Art Basel, Pingyao International Photography Festival China, and Irvine Contemporary Gallery, D.C.
He lives in Marin with his wife, dog and daughter Bia. His instagram handle is @matty_sartain and he promises he'll try not to post a ton of baby photos.
Disney, Target, Amazon, Walmart, Wayfair, Pixar, Mattel, Zales, Vans, Bell Helmets, Crunch Pak, Kendall Jackson, Heat Advertising, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, BBDO
West Elm, Pottery Barn, PB Kids, PB Teen, Banana Republic, Gap, Gap Kids, Wayfair, Old Navy, Athleta, Restoration Hardware, Tea Collection
The New York Times Magazine, Real Simple, Report On Business Magazine, CMYK, PDN, Philosophie Magazine, HOW Design, Traditional Home
2018 SF APA Something Personal Exhibition - Judges' Selection
2017 SF APA Something Personal Exhibition - Judges' Selection
2016 Honorable Mention - Advertising: Self Promotion - International Photography Awards
2016 Honorable Mention - Advertising: Conceptual - International Photography Awards
2016 1st Place Conceptual - APA National Awards
2015 SF APA Something Personal Exhibition - Judges' Selection
2015 2nd Place Automotive - International Photography Awards
2015 Honorable Mention Conceptual - International Photography Awards
2015 Honorable Mention Product - International Photography Awards
2014 Exhibitor - SF APA Curators Voice Exhibition
2014 Exhibitor - SF APA Something Personal Exhibition
2009 Official Selection - International Photography Awards
2009 1st Place Portfolio - Academy of Art Spring Show
2008 1st Place - PDN PIX Digital Imaging Contest - New Talent
2008 1st Place Photography - Adobe Design Achievement Awards
2008 Best of Show - Academy of Art Spring Show