Matthew Jordan Smith is an American photographer based in Los Angeles although he launched his career as a photographer in New York City, shooting for fashion and beauty clients, magazines and advertising agencies. Matthew has photographed some of the most famous people in the world—including the President of Iceland, Oprah Winfrey, and Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world,. He is best known for his portraits of celebrities, actors, and models, and in 2013 he was commissioned to photography 75 of the top directors and artists in China. His clients include Olay, Pantene, Revlon, Tyra Cosmetics, Sony Entertainment, George Lucas, Adrienne Maloof, Queen Latifah, and Aretha Franklin.
In February, of 2015 Oro Editions/Goff Press published his third book, Future American President, featuring portraits of children from 100 families and from every state in America. The book uses photography as a tool to educate, inspire and empower children to dream big.
In July of 2014, he traveled to the North Pole to capture a series of nature images that will soon be turned into an exhibit.
Matthew has taught at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York City and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and is regularly a speaker at photography conventions and seminars. His favorite tag line is “Always dream big.”
Matthew has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the Microsoft Icon of Imaging Award. In March of 2014, he received the Vision Award for his book, Future American President, before it was even released. In April 2014, he received the Power of Image award in Beijing, China and his work is currently on tour throughout Asia.