“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”

Edgar Allen Poe

Quick Stats

Favorite Film

Ilford FP4+ (Black & White)
Kodak Portra 160 (Color)

Rolls of Film Developed


Current Favorite Band

Lake Street Dive

Cups of Coffee Consumed


Matthew Basile

I have over a decade and a half of experience behind the camera fueled by a personal desire to hone my craft. What does that mean? I’m getting to do what I love to do, which makes me passionate and elevates my personal standards. I am new to Austin, TX but I have gained experience shooting landscapes in Monterey and Big Sur, CA as well as portraits, commercial and technical photography in Silicon Valley. I shoot both film and digital; whatever is best suited for the image being created. My style of photography has evolved organically and methodically with constant learning and pushing myself. While my work ranges from soft and soulful lighting to hard and contrasty shadows, my aim is to capture the personality of the subject I am photographing regardless of whether it is a portrait, street scene or commercial project.

I was taught photography when I was a kid by my granddad, and it was the first form of self-motivated art that I practiced. The pictures I took were of the usual items: the cat, a street lamp, the car in the garage, etc. I was intrigued by photography, but my inability to travel, explore, and acquire the resources necessary to learn and experiment put a damper on things. After college I was attracted to a simpler lifestyle which has translated into more authentic images that let the rue hero of the photograph emerge.

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