Shop for artwork based on themed collections. Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Union Pacific Highball Freight by Matthew Irvin
Sunset on the Coast Starlight by Matthew Irvin
Amtrak Cascades Waiting in Eugene by Matthew Irvin
The Virginian Railway Unit on the Turntable by Matthew Irvin
Southern Heritage Unit on the Turntable by Matthew Irvin
Lehigh Valley Railroad on the Turntable by Matthew Irvin
Amtrak Bloody Nose II by Matthew Irvin
Central Railroad of New Jersey on the Turntable by Matthew Irvin
Southern on the Turntable by Matthew Irvin
The Amtrak Bloody Nose Heritage Unit by Matthew Irvin
Interstate Railroad and Southern E Unit by Matthew Irvin
Metolius River Evening by Matthew Irvin
Smith Rock Close Up by Matthew Irvin
Smith Rock Grand View by Matthew Irvin
The Canyon Trail at Smith Rock by Matthew Irvin
Smith Rock Wide View by Matthew Irvin
Lake Olalie Boat by Matthew Irvin
Elk Lake Sunset by Matthew Irvin
The Golden Hour at Lava Lake by Matthew Irvin
Ready to Paddle No 2 by Matthew Irvin
Ready to Paddle by Matthew Irvin
Paulina Lake Pier by Matthew Irvin
Paulina Lake by Matthew Irvin
Paulina and East Lakes by Matthew Irvin
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About Matthew Irvin
My interest in photography started with a Christmas present in 1963, a Kodak Instamatic 100. What thrill for a nine-year-old. Looking back at those blurry and erratically exposed photographs I still feel the excitement of using it and I still have the camera. My real aha moment was in the 6th grade. My teacher brought in an inexpensive plastic darkroom kit one day for a class project. We spent the whole day taking photographs and developing them; I still have that first photograph I ever printed.
As my interest grew the collection of cameras and darkroom equipment grew. I became involved in my high school yearbook and helped design the yearbook departmentâ€™s first darkroom. After attending a small college with a good photography program I started my career in the 70s. I nearly stopped taking photographs in the late 90s. After years of lab and freelance work, teaching photography, along with the necessary long hours I didnâ€™t really want to work during my free time. I mothballed the darkroom and film equipment. Just after the turn of the century, I started a job as a childrenâ€™s portrait photographer using a digital camera. I was surprised I could produce a higher quality enlargement with digital equipment than a 35mm camera. This reinvigorated my photography.
What a change I have seen in my 50 year span in photography. I used cameras that require huge sheets of film all the way down to 35 mm and then saw the death of the film camera for all practical purposes.* A few years ago health issues stopped all of my creative work, I was under the cloud of chemotherapy, the creative part of my brain shut down, it was months after the cessation of treatments before it returned.
I love combining my lifelong loves of photography and the outdoors. I have always been active outdoors camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing and more. At this stage of life I find hiking with the camera and my dogs are entirely satisfying. I hope to continue traveling and sharing Jacksonâ€™s and my experiences with old and new friends.
On this web site you will find galleries of my work offered for sale. Thanks for coming to my site.