Matt’s Light painting workshop as part of the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival was a winner. The feedback was unanimously positive and we no doubt invite him back to run more events next year.
Matt also took some amazing shots of our Festival’s concluding event, the Dark concert, which as the name says is a tricky experience for photographers being almost in complete darkness!
— Alessandra Caggiano - Co-Founder and Managing Director, e-Luminate Foundation CIC
I started out as a photographer, so I loathe being on the other side of the camera. Matt has that great photographer’s trick of making the whole process fun, and working with his subject to get the right result. Plus he also knows exactly what he’s doing - the images were technically stunning, and really well lit. Most of all, he cares - and that really matters when you’re doing someone’s portrait.
— Mark Gamon, Musician
We’d like to say a big thank you to Matt for taking our wedding photographs. He provided a really personal service and we really felt that he was listening to what we wanted, especially in capturing the candid shots of our guests and the live moments of our day, as well as taking some more formal shots. He was especially good at photographing our guests without being intrusive, so people looked natural rather than with their selfie faces on! Thanks again.
— Rachel and Rick Dunfield
In all my years as a touring musician I have never liked having my photo taken. Matt made the experience totally enjoyable and I was blown away with the finished product. I had a great time and definitely feel i got my moneys worth and more.
— Jake Martin, Musician
Working with Matt is an absolute pleasure. His easy going and flexible nature make every meeting relaxed and enjoyable. His photographs are of the highest quality and professionalism and you can see the care and attention that goes into each and every shot.
— Lia Howlett, Charity Lifeline
“As well as being a good photographer Matt is also a very good bloke. He was happy to dive in and try things out until we found out what really worked. The result was a great set of pictures.”
— Hugh Chapman, Cambridge Map Project
Matt Widgery excels at capturing moments; the art of the unintentional portrait, hidden moments of revelation that nobody usually sees. In his street photography, the work echoes some of the insight that lent many a turn-of-the-century artist fame - but obviously in a modern, UK kinda way. The passion that drives this is only equalled by his humility, a willingness to learn new things with his craft - so far, I’ve seen him excel at event photography, commercial shots, and staged model shoots. And he’s a nice chap to boot... Sorted.
— Wesley Freeman Smith, Shindig Gigs