WHO IS MATI?
Hi, I’m Mati
DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN AUSTRIA / EUROPE
"PHOTOGRAPHY HAS SOMETHING MAGICAL FOR ME. I FEEL AND LIVE HER."
To this day, traveling is one of my biggest passions.
In 2007 it was time to leave my beloved homeland. I decided on the wonderful neighboring country Austria, which remains my home today. So here is the place I live, on the outskirts of Vienna. Together with my amazing wife, who makes the best "Melanzane alla Parmigiana" outside of Italy by the way. Our crazy kids make our family complete - I just love them so much!
If you want to know more about my approach to photography, just have a look below…
I am Mati, a destination wedding photographer based in Vienna / Austria, with a hat, a beard and a pair of nerd-glasses. I was born in a small town in the south of Poland before we moved to the Baltic coast. After having sniffed enough ocean air and swallowed salt water, my parents and me moved to Germany at the end of the wonderful 80s, where I was able to enjoy my childhood and youth to the fullest. After my studies, I spent a few months discovering the world with my best friends - my backpack. I visited Asia, Australia, New Zealand and many other places and of course one thing I always had with me was…: My camera!
I want to explain little about my own philosophy on photography. In addition to technical camera knowledge, there are clearly many other attributes that a wedding photographer should have. I believe that there is something extra needed, I can't describe it, a real deep-rooted passion - there is something very magical about photography for me. She literally pulls me under her spell. Atweddings, portrait or couple shootings I don't want to provide a simple service transaction, I’d rather be a friend who understands you, accompanies you and experiences the moment with you. That's why it's so important to me to be able to build a relationship with you. I want to get to know your story, your personalities and I want to gain your trust.
Because with this we can create authentic and natural images. And who knows - maybe a friendship will develop!
Over the years not only has my photography has allowed me to see the world and moments through a different lens but has allowed me to perceive and feel those moments more powerfully.
I also love the fact that not everything can be planned. Spontaneity is beautiful and adventurous and provides moments of laughter and joy. These are exactly those moments that give me goosebumps behind the camera and the moments I would like to capture for you. I encourage my clients to be as they are otherwise: natural, emotional and simply themselves.
SOME RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME
• I love everything that has to do with vintage
• I’ve got a few - I love tattoos
• To travel? Yes, forever…love it!
• Sometimes I just drive to the airport without flying away
• I prefer photos with minimal grain
• I'm a bit sarcastic, some people like it, I guess
• My wife is Italian,
• I don’t like glittering effects, not in photos, not in my children's rooms
• I love the big and small adventures in life,
• "Will you take the hat off one day?" No!
• Nothing works without humor
• I wear my worn Chucks, even though they really have no sole anymore
• I do not like hot beer, but cold one in summer
• I love food, lots of it, but only delicious one
• Old analog cameras and my heart beats faster
• I call my dog son
"I FIND MY INSPIRATIONS IN NATURE, IN FILMS AND ESPECIALLY IN EVERYDAY LIFE WITH MY FAMILY."