Matt Schwartz

Surf Photographer

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Matt Schwartz

Brooklyn, New York

Matt Schwartz, of she hit pause studios, uses Polaroids to capture surfing in a unique, storytelling way. His process is called Polaroid transfer. Matt takes pictures using a Polaroid camera, pulls apart the film and then rubs the negative onto watercolor paper. The result is a cross between a vintage photograph and a painting.

In June of 2009 he released a timeless series of images from recent trips to Ecuador and Costa Rica. His images speak of the gloried past of surfing with a modern touch.

Matt lives in Brooklyn, NY. All of his work is available at

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