What’s the story on Matt ?
Matt Bell is a photographer, photo assistant, digital editor and framer. He graduated in 2009 from Randolph Community College (RCC) in Asheboro, North Carolina with an AAS in Biocommunications Photography and an AAS in Commercial Photography. His years at RCC are what made him a photographer. Matt’s interests started in photojournalism and concert photography but through school moved towards commercial and art photography. RCC Photo starts their students shooting film to learn traditional methods. Matt continues a love of film photography and darkroom work in his off time. Matt has been working for Exum Photography since 2010 and is our digital editing powerhouse. He may enjoy capturing images on film but put Photoshop in his hands and there are few things he can’t do.
From Matt “I enjoy photography. It comes somewhat naturally to me. But Growing-up, I was always taught that “hard” and “work” were synonymous, that making a living was a grueling back-breaking affair. Something one did because they had to, not because they wanted to. So, now I find myself conflicted for getting paid to do what I love as monetizing my passion is a struggle. And though I do work hard and stress over my craft, I cannot see myself doing anything else.”