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About Matt

Growing up in Minnesota has provided no shortage of inspiration for artist Matt Addington.  From the glass-like waters of the north to the rolling wooded hills of his farm south in the Sogn Valley, Matt has created magnificent landscapes and captured images of the wildlife and lifestyle abundant in his home state.  And he’s spent his life capturing images for industry clients; hunting, fishing, and seeking adventure all around the world from above the Arctic Circle in Alaska to the rugged western Rocky Mountains to wild savannah of equatorial Africa to the wide open prairies of Middle America.

Matt has paddled the canoe, traversed the ridge, and sat quietly in tree stands.  He has summited over twenty five 14,000 foot peaks and guided folks through the mountains of southern Colorado and untouched waters in northern Minnesota and Canada.  He gets it…and this translates into his images.  There is nothing false about this work.  The authenticity of his passion for the outdoors is apparent in every click of the shutter.

Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree in art from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD and his Master’s Degree from Winona State University. In addition to his passion for shooting in the outdoors industry, he is an educator and award winning portrait & wedding photographer where he incorporates his gift for outdoor imagery into the photos he creates.

Though Matt’s traveled the world with his cameras, he lives with his wife and three children on a farm overlooking Sogn Valley south of Cannon Falls, MN where he spends much time hunting whitetails, turkeys and morel mushrooms as well as making maple syrup.

Let’s Connect…

One More Rep. • • Pretty sure the kids were equally, if not more excited than I about having a turkey down!#Family #turkeyhunting #RaiseEmRight #KidsInTheOutdoors #WhatGetsYouOutside
Tale of the Tape.#turkeyhunt #archery #minnesota #wildturkey 📸: @joelnelsonoutdoors
Monday Mornings. It was an awesome morning to get out quick before work. After having the whole flock of turkeys battle a coyote, @joelnelsonoutdoors pulled out all the calls to lure this gobbler away from some cranky old hens. And then took a great photo too.
Max Wingspan.
Many of life’s best lessons aren’t learned in the classroom.#YouthHunt #Family #turkeyhunting #RaiseEmRight #KidsInTheOutdoors #WhatGetsYouOutside
So thankful, three days later.
Making our next move. After a beautiful sit through first light this morning, we decided to try and get out ahead of the gobblers that were on the move. There was an ethereal fog throughout the valley that created some magical light. We didn’t have success in terms of killing a turkey, but it was a win in almost every other way.#YouthHunt #Family #turkeyhunting #RaiseEmRight #KidsInTheOutdoors #WhatGetsYouOutside
Dialing In. 🦃
Cowboy Chill.
Face plant. #yesitsmidapril #winterstormWesley
Where to today?
Happy birthday, buddy. So proud of you and the young man you’re becoming!
Who is ready for the glow of the early morning sun catching the fan of a strutting turkey?
Another red barn.