Photo by Dylan Patrick, www.dylanpatrickarts.com

Matt Leitholt is an environmental portrait photographer based out of the Inland Northwest, although you'll often find him in Seattle, New York City, and California shooting his next big project. Matt loves to find interesting characters and create a portrait of them that tells the person's story about who they are in a single photograph.


When he's not shooting commercially, he's off doing personal work or teaching workshops. One of the most notable personal projects is "The Souls Behind the Lens", featuring some of the world's most legendary photographers. In this project the aim is to photograph the people with a hint of their personal style built into the piece. Matt has spent countless hours traveling around the country to meet with these people, sometimes even in their home, to capture a soul that inspired him along his journey in his passion for photography.