November 2, 2010

Once again, moving on

After 10 minutes of careful consideration, I’ve decided to take my talents to Tumblr. Please update your bookmarks accordingly, all 6 of you:

http://tumblr.mattwrightphotography.com

It turns out that Tumblr is a much easier way to share and consume photos, enabling me to spread my artistic vision of a world wholly desribed by corgi shots and breakfast tacos.

On to the next one…

Tags: — Matt @ 11:31 pm

October 1, 2010

philosophical differences (probably by a Willome bro.)

Well, my plan to update the blog more frequently has taken a back seat to getting my photo archive in some kind of order, after 10+ years of shooting. For some reason, the older I get, the more I get OCD about organizing stuff like this, when I should be focusing on stuff like sorting through the World Cup pics my family wants to see.

Anyways, traveling deep into old hard drives does yield gems like this. I’ve seen this photo for years and the juxtaposition of shirts never struck me as funny until now. Pretty sure one of the Willome brothers took this photo.

Tags: , — Matt @ 12:56 pm

July 16, 2010

Test post

Gonna use this blog to share some photos from my wedding and trips to South Africa. Eventually it’ll be the home page for my website.

For now, here’s our puppy Luca that we got back in March.

Tags: , — Matt @ 11:23 pm

October 2, 2009

Fight Cancer: Sponsor a Flying Turkey

Hey everyone,

My mom’s side of the family has a pretty extensive history fighting and overcoming cancer (my mom, two of her three sisters, and two of their husbands, have all successfully fended off various forms of the disease), and as a result they’ve become dedicated supporters of the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Every year we all get together for the big Livestrong Challenge event here in town. We “race” under the team name of The Flying Turkeys, since the sisters grew up on a turkey farm just outside of Austin. Now that I’m back in Texas, this is my first year running with the Turkeys, and I couldn’t be more excited. It also means I’m a fundraising noob and asking the internet to provide me with its copious small-donation bounty.

If y’all would like to donate to the cause, I’ve set up a direct link for easy online donations:

http://bit.ly/cancersux

My family and I appreciate anything you can give, so thanks in advance and feel free to pass this post on to others.

Thanks!

—Matt


The Flying Turkeys take flight (sort of)

The Flying Turkeys take flight (sort of)


Tags: — Matt @ 9:55 am

May 21, 2009

From Austin, Without Internet

antiques-blog

We’re back and settling in, but the house we’re in can’t get internet access. Photos and posts will trickle in when I can make it to a coffee shop.

Above, a shot from our last week in the Bay, when some friends came to visit.

Tags: , — Matt @ 2:38 pm

April 30, 2009

Flickring for Change

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

I enjoyed theWhite House’s Delivering on Change photoset on Flickr.

Interesting for me personally were the behind-the-scenes shots, which reveal, in mannerisms at least, that Obama the President doesn’t look a whole lot different than Obama the Guy on a Book Tour Who Maybe, Just Maybe, Could Run for President.

2009:

By Pete Souza

By Pete Souza

2006:
barack obama 3

Tags: , , , — Matt @ 2:03 am

April 21, 2009

Back to Austin!

For the last week I’ve been buried under enjoying our last couple weeks in California and trying to finish editing Lilly’s wedding before we move. Photos will be light, but Twittering should remain active for those wanting to keep in touch.

We roll into Austin on May 1! Can’t wait!

Tags: — Matt @ 12:30 pm

April 13, 2009

United Airlines: customer service at its finest

This is why I always try to fly Southwest:

  1. Months ago, book an SFO-Dallas flight using frequent flyer miles.
  2. Get laid off.
  3. Have to move back to Texas.
  4. Call United and ask to cancel my flight and hopefully get back some FF miles.
  5. Woman tells me that she can cancel my flight, but there’s a $150 charge to re-credit the miles. However, since I lost my job, I can get that $150 refunded by calling United’s refund department.
  6. Call refund dept. Agent tells me that fees for re-crediting FF miles are non-refundable. But since my flight’s already been canceled, I’m stuck with that $150 charge on my credit card. For my FREE flight. Which I got because I was such a loyal customer.
  7. Remind the dude that I canceled the flight because I LOST MY JOB and am broke. No luck.
  8. Request to speak to a manger, which apparently means waiting for a manager to call me back sometime in the next 24 hours.

Way to go, guys.

UPDATE: Holy lord, my story is nothing compared to the woman who couldn’t be at her mother’s deathbed because a United ticket agent went on break. WTF is wrong with this company?

Tags: — Matt @ 2:45 pm

March 17, 2009

Texas Highway

texas highway

It’s official: We’re packing up the zoo and moving back to Texas at the end of April. So long, Bay Area. I’ll miss your food, but not your rents.

Tags: — Matt @ 8:19 pm

March 16, 2009

Multiplicity

howard dean multiple

I knew my name was common enough, but during the redesign I did some Googling for “matt wright photography” and the results really drove home just how common.

Presenting: at least eight other photographers named Matt Wright.

This is why I always ask for photo credits to be listed as Matthew C. Wright.  Maybe I should’ve taken Danny’s advice and gone by just “Chastain.”

Tags: — Matt @ 10:18 pm
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