The great hills of the South Country

They stand along the sea; 

And it's there walking in the high woods

That I could wish to be . . .

from 'The South Country' by Hilaire Belloc

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This website is about Sussex. It’s an extraordinarily varied county. Having lived here for over 25 years, I’ve hardly begun to explore it. I hope my photographs give you a taste of this special bit of England.

I've been photographing my world since dad gave me a vintage medium format camera as a young boy. It didn’t last very long - one day I decided to take it apart with a screwdriver 'to see how it worked' - but it was the start of a lifelong passion. 

There's also a gallery of some of my commercial work, most of it shot in Sussex of course. Do give me a call (contact details below) if you’d like me to work on your photography project, whether in Sussex or beyond.

Matthew J. Thomas

Awards Since 2016

2016 - International Garden Photographer of the Year

 3rd place, ‘Wildflower Landscapes

• Commended, ‘Wildflower Landscapes’

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year

• Highly Commended, 'Food Bloggers’

2017 - Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year

• 1st place, 'Bring Home the Harvest'