ABOUT MATT HARRIS
I’ve been fishing since I was six years old. The third time I went, I caught my first fish – a 6oz perch – we were both hooked. Since then, I’ve discovered fly-fishing and it is, for me at least, the most magical way to fish. I’ve caught all kinds of crazy-looking piscine beasties including huge salmon in Reisa Valley in Norway and Russia’s arctic circle, peacock bass and piranhas in the Amazon jungle and the prehistoric barramundi that infest the remote waters of Australia’s Northern Territories – all on fly.
As a busy, London-based advertising photographer, fly-fishing represents the perfect antidote to the frantic world of photographing children for advertising. The solitude and opportunity for reflection, combined with the chance to experience wild, remote and fabulously beautiful locations around the globe act as the perfect counterpoint to the hectic world of the London advertising scene.
I’ve been making photographic images of fly-fishing for well over ten years, working for clients like Frontiers, Roxtons, Aardvark McLeod, The FlyFisher Group, Flycastaway, Fly Odyssey and Where Wise Men Fish, travelling to worldwide destinations that have included Argentina, Australia, the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Iceland, India, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, the USA, Venezuela and Zambia.
I have written and shot articles for publications such as Esquire, GQ Magazine,This is Fly, Catch Magazine, Trout and Salmon, Fieldsports Magazine, Trout Fisherman and The Farlows Magazine.