Who is Matthew Murphy?
Matthew Murphy is a New York City-based photographer specializing in theatre and dance.
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Since 2008, Matthew’s work has regularly appeared in the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times, and his additional credits include Bravo TV, Playbill, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Broadway.com, Broadway World, Dance Magazine, The Financial Times, Dance Spirit Magazine, Movement Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, The New York Post, Ghostlight Records, American Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company and numerous Broadway performances and rehearsals including Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Catch Me If You Can, and Anything Goes (2011 revival). WOW! So why’d you join Daily BR!NK?
I was drawn to the BR!NK after seeing several friends post about it on Facebook. When I clicked the link I was immediately impressed with the design of the site, and even more impressed with the fact that they were regularly showcasing new photography. Always eager to work with young up-and-comers, I knew this was something with which I wanted to be involved.
What industry are you involved in?
I am now involved in the photography industry, although I used to be a professional ballet dancer and still maintain strong ties to the dance and theater world. Now I tend to be in the theater taking photographs rather than on the stage performing.
What’s your daily reading like?
My taste runs the gamut, and my daily reading really reflects that. One minute I’ll be reading NYT and the next I’ll be browsing Perez Hilton or Entertainment Weekly. I love the wide array of photography blogs that the web offers, and I frequent Photo Donuts as well as A Photo Editor and The Strobist. When I’m looking for inspiration, I head out to some of NYC’s museums and take in the latest photography exhibits. One of my recent favorites was the John Baldessari retrospective at The Met.
Who are you looking to connect with?
I would love to get connected with an agent as well as build a network of photographers to communicate with on a regular basis. Freelancing can often lack a sufficient support network, and I value the friendships I’ve made via my work online.