Matthew Hicks is born and raised in Southern Indiana. After taking one introductory course in photography at the University of Southern Indiana, Matthew knew that given the chance he wanted to work in photography. Matthew cut his teeth in photography working for a commercial studio in Evansville, IN. There he learned the fundamentals of lighting and post-production work. After moving to Bloomington, he mostly focused his photography on personal work: family and nature. Matthew’s curiosity about nature guided his work through the pandemic. Working from home while sharing the Zoom schooling of his son with his wife, Matthew explored the near-infinite macro world of nature in his own yard. Matthew applies the basics of lighting, composition, and color in almost all his macro work to give character and a voice to the world around us that we otherwise overlook.