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Matt Taylor

MA work

Affordable Renders

A series of C-type prints mounted onto MDF display structures.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Photography, 2017

  • At its core, my work is concerned with control. Specifically: aesthetic exemplars of control within the British landscape. Interventions, alterations, modifications and interruptions all act as indicators of human intent.

    Affordable Renders is the result of a period of research on temporary structures of control, such as barriers, signage and borders and their role in shaping new-build settlements within the rural British landscape.

    These settlements utilise a tribal application of colour, dividing and dominating their surroundings. They strive to outwardly project self-assurance, security and unflinching stability in an accelerated housing climate.

    These spaces lack civic structures. Isolated and separated from infrastructure, they are transient environments; caught in flux between hopeful aspiration and resigned acceptance.


  • Degrees

  • BA Photographic Practice, University of Northampton, 2013
  • Experience

  • Associate lecturer, University of Northampton, Northampton, 2015–2017
  • Exhibitions

  • "To The Operator" - P.P.S. #2, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; Untitled Solo Exhibition, Windows187, Greenwich, London, 2016; "Squashing Vibes", Peckham Pelican, London, 2016; Offprint London, Tate Modern, London, 2016
  • Awards

  • ESPY Photo Award, Shortlist, 2015
  • Publications

  • "A Part Apart", Self-Published photo-zine, 12 pages, 2017; "Squashing Vibes", Exhibition Publication, Kiosk Books, 44 pages, 2016; "Are You Lost", Edited & Self-Published group zine, 32 pages, 2016; "The State of Art: Photographic & Digital #1", Andy Laffan, 100 pages, 2014