ABOUT MATT

I am a 22 year old Award-winning Wildlife Photographer, Filmmaker and Music Composer.

 

 

 

 

 

I am currently assisting Will Burrard-Lucas as a member of the Camtraptions Team, and I also spend much of my time based in Zambia's iconic South Luangwa National Park working with The Bushcamp Company as their Photographer and Filmmaker.

With a passion for the Natural World and adventures, I always dream of following the example of key inspiring figures such as Sir David Attenborough, Jonathan and Angie Scott, Simon King and Steve Backshall.

I first started pursuing Wildlife Photography when I was 16, having originally grown up in a very musical background, with both my parents being professional musicians and fundraisers. So Wildlife for me, until only a few years ago, was just a hobby, having spent all of my childhood in the music industry. However from an early age, I always wanted music to have a role in my life in some form! 

Aged 9-13, I had an extremely lucky break, where I successfully auditioned to be a chorister with the world-famous New College Choir, singing concerts and touring the globe, and grasping the professional "life of a musician" from a very young age.

A Time of Change

Everything then changed very dramatically and quickly for me, at a pace I could never have anticipated, when my mother passed away from cancer in 2012. That day was not just a deeply saddening one for myself and my family, but for me, along with the loss, I also had a sudden sense of great motivation and positivity, that I decided I was going to do whatever it takes to forge a career in the wildlife industry.

I then developed a very close friendship with Award-winning Wildlife Photographers and Presenters, Jonathan and Angie Scott, after having met them at Canon Pro Solutions in October 2011 at London. Subsequently I invited Jonathan to come to my school to speak in September 2012, and ever since then, Jonathan and Angie have been such amazing friends, very supportive mentors and I am endlessly grateful for the huge support that they have so generously given to me, and my family.

TODAY

I have just graduated from Falmouth University with a BA Honors Degree in Marine and Natural History Photography, and am now working as a semi-professional Wildlife Photographer, Filmmaker and Music Writer. 

With an upbringing surrounded by theatre, I am also an experienced speaker on stage, and I currently hold talks to schools, camera clubs, small theatres and safari camps.

​Take a look at my Calendar Page, to see where I am, and what I'm up to!

Please contact me direct at matt@mattclarkewildlife.co.uk - if you request a CV.