Michael Matzko has been creating portraits for over 15 years. His most powerful shoots have been sessions which were created around intensely personal stories. The idea that your identity, based on your experiences, thoughts and feelings, form who you think you are, have been the subject of Mr. Matzko’s art for several years.
I like to call this work Identity Art, to describe the process of creating a mirror of your story in a portrait.
Identity Art is based on the belief that your story is the core of your being. We have the ability to express our story in a way which cannot be accomplished through words alone. Everyone has unique profound experiences that make us truly human, and exploring your emotional identity can lead to a profound and personally powerful masterpiece.