Raised in the foothills of Appalachia and now recognized as a socially conscious changemaker, Columbus-based filmmaker & photographer Matt Reese is a "take the hard road" breed of creative professional driven by a curious desire for exploration and casting light on life's harder-to-tell stories. He is particularly well-known for his community engagement, dynamic visual style, and ability to handle challenging situations.    

His award-winning work has been seen in several gallery exhibitions, regional and national advertising, corporate annual reports, retail point-of-purchase displays, hundreds of thousands of Facebook profile photos (via social marketing campaigns), and more. A typical day at the office can range from a prison cell in Pittsburgh, dodging punches thrown by trained fighters at the peak of fitness, to being surrounded by a collection of vintage Ferraris in the private estate of a multi-billionaire. 

Beyond Matt's work behind the lens, he regularly serves on volunteer nonprofit boards (currently American Society of Media Photographers - Ohio Valley Chapter and Columbus International Film + Animation Festival). He is an active contributing member of the American Advertising Federation, Downtown Residents Association of Columbus, and Columbus Young Professionals Club. When off the clock, Matt is usually found enjoying time with family, flexing culinary skills with fiancĂ©e Adrianne, and composing ballads about their cat Namaskar.

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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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