Neil Mackenzie Matthews

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Neil Mackenzie Matthews

Neil Mackenzie Matthews is best known for his highly influential work as a fashion, beauty and portrait photographer, boasting over 30 years of experience in the industry. His portrait photography has seen him working with many iconic celebrities from the worlds of cinema, TV, music and sport, including sessions with Hugh Grant, Liz Hurley, Vincent D’Orofino, David Duchovny, Chris Eubanks and Sadie Frost. Neil has exhibited in London and New York and his portrait of Hugh Grant was featured in an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery. 

Having started out shooting Spandau Ballet in the early 1980's, his numerous commissions from record companies and the music press saw him work with an impressive line-up of headline acts, such as Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Jam, Madness, Julian Lennon, Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child, TLC, Boyzone and Jon Bon Jovi.

Alongside his portraiture, he has shot advertising campaigns and promotions for clients including Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Reebok, Braun, Gossard, Nivea, Debenhams, L’Oreal, Nestle and M&S. 

His work has appeared in a diverse spread of magazines and publications from The Face to The Radio Times, Cosmopolitan, Good House Keeping, FHM and GQ Active. Other editorial clients have included You Magazine, The Mail on Saturday, The L.A. Times and The Sunday Times.

He has directed over 30 music videos, commercials (both under his name and as one half of Big Monday), several pilots for TV and a comedy series called “Les Lives” (a spin off from Vic Reeves Big Night Out) for the BBC. In film, he has directed world renowned artists such as Paul McCartney, Barry White, Take That, David Walliams, and Simon Pegg.

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