914.907.0668 email@example.com Matt Licari is a New York City born and raised fashion and editorial photographer. His unique upbringing, extensive travels and energetic personality inform his explorative style of image-making. He equally enjoys studio and location work, and thrives on collaborative team projects. CLIENTS Gilt Macy's Viacom Nicole Miller Lord & Taylor Nickelodeon Universal Studios Republic Records John Varvatos Bobbi Brown Loehmann’s Oribe Haircare Davines Retrouve Bare Collection Gabriela Cadena Daniele Michetti Need Supply Co V76 by Vaughn Andrea Gomez Oxygen Network Goldsmith Gigi Burris Adore Me Tableaux Vivants Northwestern Mutual Corbis Images Gallery Stock Jose Duran Larucci DuPont USA ØDD Asher Levine Haus of Topper Ulrich Lang New York The Public Theater The Black Motorcycles Educators for Excellence Virginia Tourism PUBLICATIONS W WWD Vogue.com Vogue FR Vogue Italia Italian Vogue Nylon Indonesia The New York Post The Huffington Post Time Out New York Muscle & Fitness Inked Magazine Qvest Vegan Lifestyle Bloomberg Businessweek American Salon Modern Salon The Gothamist Malibu Magaine Brooklyn Magazine Worth Magazine Vice Noisey Sharp Magazine Gotham Magazine Spirit & Flesh Noi.se Creem Jute American Songwriter Skateboarder Magazine Thrasher Magazine Xpose (Ireland) LadyGunn Laud Magazine The General Aesthete Closer Germany Behind The Chair Design Within Reach Virginia Living Richmond Magazine Not Just a Label L‘Esthete BACKGROUND Matt Licari was born in Manhattan, grew up in the Bronx, and spent several summers in Maine. He began photographing in early 2003 in his native Bronx, New York. His earliest subjects were his fellow skateboarders and Bronx friends. He quickly moved away from skate-action-photographs in favor of street portraits and intimate settings in 2004. Between 2005 and 2011 Licari worked on a photographic study of The Bronx, NYC. He explored the urban landscape and it's people with an approach similar to that of a street photographer, but made portraits in a more procedural method, using a large-format view camera. The mixture of his energetic personality and this large, slow and cumbersome device gave the pictures both intensity and depth. Licari moved to Richmond, Virginia from 2010-2013 and began a darker project about relocation, mourning, death and family. This series is indefinitely on hold due to the death of several subjects. During this time Licari also created a framework for the Subway photographs by scanning old film shot years earlier, and finished the series using digital images he created on short trips back to New York. In 2012 Licari began transitioning into the fashion world by producing a series of images inspired by his subway pictures, but featuring models and styling instead of pedestrian travelers. This quickly took hold and by 2013 he had shifted most of his professional work to fashion and editorial work. CAREER Concurrent with making personal photographic work, Licari has developed a career in editorial and fashion. He assisted and worked closely with many photographers, galleries and museums, most notably the Richard Avedon Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum. Licari received his BFA in photography from the School of Art + Design at SUNY Purchase in New York. He taught several photography classes in the Bronx to gradeschoolers in the late 2000s, and taught a photography workshop to highschoolers in Ireland in 2013. Licari guest-lectured at VCU School of the Arts in 2011 and 2012 and SUNY Purchase College in 2014, and at FIT in 2015. He has run an intern mentorship program each semester for 4 years for students interested in fashion photography. Throughout these endeavors he worked as a lab technician, printer and retoucher at various studios, retouching and producing campaigns for international fashion and beauty brands.