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Why You Should Thank Johannes Gutenberg for Your Twitter Account

A Story for the German National Tourism Board Like most cities, Mainz, Germany has a small problem with graffiti. Amateur sketches and illegible scrawls deface numerous alleyways and buildings. But the city has a brilliant solution to combat these eyesores: placing beautiful paintings from local artists right over top of them.  In a walk alongside […]

Following Martin Luther; A Quest Chasing the Foot Steps of the Greatest Reformer

A story for the German National Tourism Board by Matt Shiffler When you stroll through the medieval towns of Eisenach, Erfurt and Weimar, it’s impossible to miss his fingerprints. The area drips with German old town charm, and its background as home of the legendary Martin Luther only amplifies this allure. Welcome to Thuringia. The […]

Falling for Dresden-A City Rebuilt with Hope, Love, and Peace

Dresden, Germany may be the perfect city. This cultural metropolis cut in half by the Elbe River is rich with German history and enchanting Baroque architecture. Dresden teems with stunning natural scenery, with the region rooted in 850 years of vineyards and fine wine making. Most could spend a whole week admiring the Old Town; […]

Super Blood Wolf Moon!

Phases of the Super Blood Wolf Moon, with the total lunar eclipse in the center. Shot this sequence last night over the course of three hours, while desperately driving west to find clear skies. Almost a three hour ride later, I met photo pal P. Sisto Images in Michigan and photographed the eclipse in numbing negative temperatures. […]

A Celebration of MLK

By Matt Shiffler, written and photographed for Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio – Below-zero wind chill and heavy snow weren’t enough to keep a sold-out crowd from attending the 42nd Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday at Playhouse Square. The program showcased impressive performances by the Contemporary Youth Orchestra and Tri-C’s T.O.P […]


Some of the images from my neighborhood polling station in Collinwood, Ohio after voting today.

Happy Halloween!!!

Had an amazing time checking out all the cute Halloween costumes and smiling families at the Collinwood rec center last night. Here are a few of my favorites!                                       

Epic West Virginia

Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia There’s a reason they call it “Almost Heaven West Virginia.” Dolly Sods showcases this in the form of mountains with an interesting ecology of stunted pines, wind carved rocks and high altitude meadows. It’s the highest plateau east of the Mississippi and arguably the best sunrise spot too. I spent […]


A sneak peek at a recent photoshoot I did with the beautiful Marianna. She braved the spiders and ticks of Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a fun shoot amongst the pines.    

Recent 1st Place Awards

Was thrilled finding out that I received 1st Place in CWRU and Tri-C’s Martin Luther King Jr Essay Reflection Competition with my image of “A Child’s Joy.” This shot was taken at the RNC this past summer and is one of my all time favorite images. The background: “Throughout scientific and technological genius, we’ve made […]