Matthew Leifheit | Ocean Meets the Bay – Ep.111

Matthew Leifheit | Ocean Meets the Bay “I think people are increasingly asked to choose many paths at once, so my professional practice class has been retitled, How to Become a Self-Cleaning Oven. ” Matt Leifheit is a photographer, magazine editor, book editor, and publisher. He is the founder of Matte Editions which produces Matte Magazine and a growing number photo books, including Slow Morpheus by my guest co-host and friend of the show, Rachel Stern. Matt, Rachel, and I talk about Matt’s latest work and future book about Fire Island which is deeply connected to gay history and culture in the United States. Matt describes this place as one in transition both physically, due to tidal changes, and culturally, because a geographically dedicated location for sexual expression is not as needed as it once was. We also talk about Matt’s ideas about commitment to work and what it take to be an artist and Rachel and Matt talk about creating their new artist manifesto. This episode sponsored by the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, & Related Media – Charles Traub, Chair. Visit @realphotoshow on Twitter/IG/FB