Matt Albiani is a New York-based photographer best known for the lush and approachable sense of his surroundings. He has shot campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Nautica, Hugo Boss, Victoria's Secret, J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Cole Haan, Lilly Pulitzer, French Connection, and Vineyard Vines. Editorials include ELLE, MR.PORTER, GQ, MARIE CLAIRE, ESQUIRE, INTERVIEW, and VANITY FAIR, and he has photographed celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Matt Dillon, and Vincent Cassel. He has shot the last two book covers for Sheryl Sandberg.
Albiani is New England born and bred, and takes those east coast sensibilities with him in his work with his photographs.
A fine example of this is in his first book of photographs, entitled LIFEGUARD ON DUTY, released by Antinous Press. Here, Albiani traveled for years across the U.S. photographing ocean guards in their own environment.
With an intense simplicity, a pure eye, and - as a former lifeguard himself - a soulful connection to these brave men, he has created a beautiful and unique tribute to the life of a guard.