All the photographs and writing displayed on this site are taken and written by me, myself and I own the copyright to each image and worded feature.
I started Matt Lindsay Photography around 2008, originally as an urban exploration photography blog named ‘MelbourneUrbex’ – admittedly the photography aspect back then was safe to say a little amateur. I’ve never had any training in photography or studied it in any type of course, I have self taught myself in photography over the last 10 years, mainly out of my own stubbornness.
After some time I wanted to add other styles of photography and the name was changed to ShotByMatt and consisted of all types of architectural photography – apart from abandonments, the rest was mostly made up of heritage/ historic homes and locations. At the same time I started a separate blog called KustomAuto (now defunct) for the automotive side of things. In the end all of the Kustom Auto articles and features were moved back here to Shot By Matt (now highstyle auto culture/Highstyle.cc) and the blog is purely auto/moto related and consists of quality photographs combined with a blog/ diary style of write up coupled with information about each feature posted.
Instagram (Photo/ Highstyle official) @highstyle.cc
My name is Matt Lindsay, I’m 27, I am Dad to a 4 year old son and I currently reside in South Gippsland, Victoria. Apart from photography, my only other real interest is that of automotive culture, particularly that of the Japanese and European variety. I grew up around cars and they have always been a huge part of my life. I try to attend as many events as possible and generally if I’m not talking about cars or looking at cars, I’m working on my own – a 1985 Nissan Bluebird inspired by Japan’s ‘Kaido Racers’ and a Japanese take on the USDM influence of vintage American racecars. I also have a strong admiration of architecture, as well as many forms of art.
Instagram (Personal) @highstyle_matt
Canon EOS 60D.
Sigma 18-50mm 2.8-4.5 HSM.
Tamron SP 10-24mm.
Digital remote shutter release.
Various Cokin & Hoya filters.
Vanguard Pistol-Grip Espod tripod.
Post processing of my photographs consists of several minor adjustments using Canon software. No Photoshop or HDR is used on any of my photographs.