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
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
• Commended, ‘Wildflower Landscapes’
Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year
2017 - Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year