About Sally Mattison Photography

Intent:  My goal is to spot and photograph images of nature, truth and beauty (not necessarily all in the same picture) – to document some of what is lovely, fascinating or significant in the world around us.  I try to capture what it is in my surroundings that excites and moves me.  Some of my photographs are intended to tell a story or comment on a setting, while others are intended to convey a mood or “simply” to aesthetically please.  In all of them, I endeavor to seek out dramatic lighting and/or striking colors and to create eye-catching compositions. 

Bio:  I am a native Philadelphian and have also lived in New Haven, London, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, and Berkeley.  I have a background in film and television production as well as entertainment law.  I’ve always had a strong visual sense, and I found myself drawn increasingly to still photography as a creative outlet from regular work.  I won blue ribbons at several local art shows starting in 2000, and began showing and selling photos at local spots in 2006. 

My photographs have been published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and shown at venues in Pennsylvania (including the Wayne Art Center, the Burrison Gallery at the University Club at Penn, and the Sweet Mabel Folk Art & Fine Craft Gallery), Maryland, and Massachusetts.  They have been featured as album cover and promotional art.

Availability:  Some of these images are available only as limited edition prints, while others are available as prints, for editorial uses, and/or for additional rights-managed uses.  Please contact me directly with any questions about uses of these images, or to check if I might have something that you’re looking for but that is not shown here.

If you’re interested in ordering prints from outside the U.S., please contact me first to confirm availability.

What's going on:  Thanks to the Burrison Gallery in Philadelphia for hosting my recent solo show, entitled A Visible Feast.  Now I'm  going through photos taken over the last few months.