Name: Matt Beard
For over 20 years, Matt has been a professional photographer based in Los Angeles, CA .
From the current billboards and print ads seen across the city for Cirque Du Soleil’s new show IRIS, to his shots of Maroon 5 being worldwide to promote their last tour, Matt is able to boast a client list a mile long.
Shooting for clients ranging from Apple, Microsoft, Nike, Betsey Johnson, Levis, and Lucky Jeans to Cirque du Soleil, Ritz Carlton, Victoria’s Secret Shoes, and Sony, Matt has become one of the world’s most iconic photographers.
Matt has a truly exceptional gift of capturing the essence of a person in his expertly conceived portraits. His lighting, positioning, and posing are truly top quality.
Combining his skill behind the lens with over 10 years of experience assisting (with over 150 different photographers), as well his knowledge of marketing and advertising that he obtained at Loyola Marymont University, Chiat Day Agency and Santa Monica College, Matt is able to create images that do more than just tell a story about the person. His photos also tell a story about the brand he is representing, creating a story within a story. It is a rare and extremely marketable ability to be able to combine artistic genius with marketing savvy, and Matt is one of the few and the proud who has mastered this combination with unbelievable success.
Matt lives with his wife and two sons in Los Angeles, California and is currently working locally, nationally, and internationally.