Philadelphia Photographer

Contact –

studio@matthewbenderstudios.com

NYC. 929.262.8702

PHL. 215.300.1789

 

About Me –

My name is Matthew Bender, and I’m an editorial, commercial and portrait photographer. I’m currently living in Philadelphia; I know the roads (and tolls) to NYC well. I’m a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A former almost-engineer, I opted instead to go to art school, and found my way into commercial and fine art photography.

 

Some Other Important Bullet Points –

– I live in South Philly, home to a certain fictional boxer you may have heard of.

– Although I’m from Pennsylvania Dutch Country, I’m not actually Amish.  My mustache is the give-away. Amish men cannot have mustaches – they’re too fancy.

– I didn’t fall in love with photography when I was six.  I’ve made up for it.

– I have a fine art practice grounded in the idea of progress.  This work can be found at www.matthewbenderphoto.com

– I’ve gone skydiving and my parachute failed.  

– I have photographed assignments with a broken arm, including a group of doctors.  It was a wonderful ice-breaker with them.  And no, this was not related to my skydiving incident!  

 

Select Collaborators –

Arkema Inc. | Air Liquide | Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals | Sartomer Chemicals | Hotels.com | The Pennsylvania Ballet

University of Pennsylvania | Wharton School of Business | University of Denver | Haverford College | Macalester College | Lehigh University 

The Washington Post Magazine | Wall Street Journal | Science Magazine | On Air Magazine | Chemical & Engineering News 

CARF (Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation) | CFEVA (The Center for Emerging Visual Artists)