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Cleveland Fire

Cleveland Fire putting out a structure fire at an abandoned house on the corner of Lowell Ave and E.99. Click the blog for more images.

ClickCon Chicago!

A whirlwind week in Chicago at the ClickCon photography conference. Peek inside for more! Had an incredible time shooting models, dancers, and was lucky to learn from some of the best photographers in the world.

Exhibition at UH!

Quite honored and excited to announce that I’ll be exhibiting around 30 of my photography works at the Trudy Wiesenberger Gallery in University Hospitals from now until February 2020. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, November 26 from 5:30-7:30 pm that will be catered and open to the public. I’d love to see you there friends. Please RSVP on the event page in the comments section if you plan on going. đź™‚ Pretty crazy that my photos will be up in the same space that Andy Warhol once exhibited his work. Thank you to UH Art Curator Thomas Huck […]

Why You Can 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 the Rhine River waterfront, one can see a 12-foot tall painted portrait of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press, covering what was formerly a graffitied wall. Gutenberg, who was born around 1385 in Mainz, was the son of a modest merchant family and […]

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 region is steeped in Reformation history, focused on the legacy of the enigmatic religious revolutionary, Martin Luther. A man, who Erfurt historian Mattias Gose says that no one knows the exact truth about—not even Martin Luther himself.  Starting with the town of Eisenach, to which […]

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; the Royal Palace, the iconic Frauenkirche church, the Semperoper opera and the Zwinger Palace to name a few. The treasured museums in Dresden are in a class of their own.  Starting in Theaterplatz, you’ll be surrounded by mammoth buildings from Germany’s past. The  Zwinger, a […]

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. The weather app said it felt like -17* with the windchill.

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 Orchestra, impassioned student speeches and also honored the Humanitarian Scholarship recipients. One key member of the celebration, 11-time Grammy winner and revered gospel singer Shirley Caesar, almost missed the remembrance because of cancelled flight. Arriving in Cleveland and missing her luggage, Caesar took the stage […]


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

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 last weekend here with awesome photographers Gabe Leidy and Phil Sisto. We drove over potholed roads to reach the sods, car camped and woke up surrounded by a bed of ferns in our tents and hammocks. We feasted on canned chili and sipped on bourbon. […]