Matthew Carbone is a New York City-based architectural photographer and long-standing Docomomo US friend. He has a sharp eye for form, visual rhythm, and perspective. From the grand scale of a city or landscape to the precision and nuance of a detail, his photographs express that buildings are more than the sum of their parts, and that they are designed, first and foremost, to serve people. Each frame is a consideration of these values.
Passionate about the built environment, Matthew worked for the American Institute of Architects in Columbus and set up his own photography studio in 2008. Matthew works for corporate, editorial, advertising, and architectural clients. With his camera as his voice, he obverses, processes, and interprets both the design and function of his projects. Beginning with a process of research, preparation, and collaboration, he has created a methodology that while systematic, it is inherently designed to allow time for discovery. It is during this time that unique moments and unseen qualities often shine through.
In collaboration with his clients' designs, Matthew’s work has won numerous design awards and recognition. His photography, together with The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s “The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley,” was recently featured at the National Building Museum, AIA NY Center for Architecture, and continues as a traveling exhibit.