SADLY TODAY I HAVE TO ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF THE LOVELY MATT IRIWN, A PHOTOGRAPHER I WORK WITH.
Matt passed away yesterday only aged 36. He began taking pictures when he was just 15 after being given a camera by a friend to try out. Apparently he still used this camera until his death.
Matt was also very prolific on Instagram with funny selfies, pictures of people he was shooting and working with, and of places he visited.
I first met Matt in early 2008 when i was booked to work with him on a shoot for Russian Vogue, with then Fashion Director, Simon Robbins and supermodel Natalia Vodianova.
I remember thinking he was funny and quirky and I continued to work with him on and off for the next 8 years. He was always witty and made me laugh. He made every day at work a joy…….
I will miss working with Matt, who was such a talent and had great eye for imagery. He always made it seem so effortless. Many will know Matt from him shooting the boy band One Direction, who he became friends with and photographed a lot, but I know Matt more from the fashion world. He made it seem so easy to switch from shooting bands and celebrities to shooting models, and his lovely persona is what I think also helped him be so loved.
Matt you will be missed……… I hope you are at peace wherever you are!!
Below are some of the images from my first ever shoot with Matt from the Russian Vogue shoot in 2008.