Matt Leo Durrant is a visual artist who was born in Essex in the 1990s. As a child, Matt’s visits to Essex Wildlife Trust’s Warley Place, RHS Hyde Hall and the Beth Chatto Gardens ingrained a love for the natural world and for documenting its beauty.
Matt furthered his passion for nature at University where he studied a BSc in Conservation. Matt created a management plan to safeguard the biodiversity of animals in African Rainforests, as well as studying to understand the drivers for biodiversity loss of bird species on Oceanic Islands. Whilst at university, his love for photography grew alongside his love for wildlife on his regular fieldwork trips.
Post-University, Matt taught himself many of the skills and techniques needed as a photographer. His fascination with colour, social issues, mindfulness and wabi sabi have evolved his work to his current practice today.
Matt is currently studying an MA in photography at Falmouth University.
RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts
The Colour Jungle, Camden Image Gallery
Visible Light and Colour, Menier Gallery
Symbiosis, Espacio Gallery