Connect - Matt Reese

Raised in the foothills of Appalachia (10 miles upriver from the nearest town) and now recognized as a socially conscious changemaker, Columbus, Ohio-based commercial photographer and filmmaker Matt Reese is driven by a curious desire for global exploration all the while casting light on life’s hard-to-tell stories. His award-winning work has been featured in several gallery exhibitions, regional and national advertising campaigns, and over a hundred thousand Facebook profile photos via social media marketing. 

Beyond his work as a photographer and filmmaker, Matt is the founder of Commons Studio and its Shot for Shot® Portraits giveback program; serves on a number of nonprofit boards including the American Society of Media Photographers (Ohio Valley Chapter) and Columbus International Film + Animation Festival, and is an active member of the American Advertising Federation and Downtown Residents Association of Columbus.

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"Matt is a highly professional, enthusiastic photographer with on-spot creative instincts and an exceptional sense of the character we wanted to represent. Working with Matt and his team was a flawless experience. They were professional and he used his talent to communicate the purpose of Safe Routes to School through photography. I will continue to work with Matt whenever possible."

Julie Walcoff


"Our clients demand the absolute highest quality photographic assets, and Matt Reese and his team are an integral part of making sure we can consistently deliver above expectations. Matt is able to manage advanced-level production photo shoots, with very intense schedules and specific deliverables without missing any detail. Often times, a production schedule will run across numerous days, often having to direct and manage 50+ crew and talent, and ensure an enjoyable and exciting experience for key subjects. We've been working with Matt for years on countless projects and we rely on his company exclusively and without hesitation to execute and deliver at the absolute highest level, both artistically behind the camera or during post-production and professionally in the field."

John Sickmeyer


Columbus, Ohio Photographer

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