Photographer Matt Dine
New York-based Dine serves as freelance culture photographer for The New York Times and remains in high demand for his portraiture and arts publicity work. He can be found behind the scenes at many of New York City’s high-profile concerts and events. Adept at covering intimate gatherings, he also has a particular interest in family events & portraiture photography.
His first exhibition in 2010, “Fifty-One Faces”, was followed shortly by the 2011 release of his first documentary film DELMAR, an intimate look inside the world of oboist and adventurer Delmar Williams, who has Asperger’s Syndrome. DELMAR was screened at the 2012 Charlotte Film Festival.
His latest film, ALBI’S OBOE, which follows the birth and re-birth of the new Model AM155 oboe designed by the celebrated oboist Albrecht Mayer, made its debut screening at the 2014 IDRS Conference in New York City.
In addition to photography, Dine has enjoyed a career as a world-renowned oboist. He began playing at 15 after seeing a picture of the instrument in the Webster’s Dictionary. Studies at The Eastman School and Juilliard led to a 35-year career performing around the world. Dine served as principal oboist with The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, American Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Santa Fe Opera.
His professional photography career began in 2010 when a neck injury constricted his performing schedule. He spent an entire year unable to play, and so instead focused on his photography skills, learned as a teenager.
Dine’s intimate knowledge of the music world enables him to shoot from a unique perspective – as a result, much of his work is shot while performing.