Matt Lombard

Mourning the calcified

“I have always been drawn to subject matter of an extreme nature. Growing up on a steady diet of death metal, serial killer books, and collecting everything i could get my hands on from H.R. Giger. I started as an artist playing guitar for 12 years, 8 of that in metal bands in the midwest.

Burning out working with others, I discovered my love for black and white photography, along with the serenity of creating in solitude. It was at that point I began experimenting with digital imagery. My work since has been heavily influenced by photographers like Joel Peter Witkin and Robert Gregory Griffeth.

when the world
When the world (forces the hand to hate)

That was 4 years ago. Now I find myself torn between my interest in shooting fetish photography and creating digital imagery (although the two seem to naturally merge). The inspiration for most of my work comes from feelings generated while listening to music. Sometimes while creating images, I’ll listen to the same song over and over, absorbing it’s transcending melodies. Paul Oakenfold’s live sets seem to find their way into my cd player much of the time.”

You can see more of the work of Matt Lombard at:
In the Vein of God: The Digital Evolution of Fetish and the Extreme