As a professional nautical photographer with over 15 years of experience, Matthew Cohen’s talent is reflected in how he discovers unique perspectives, captures great motion, and understands the marine world. He is respected by clients, collectors, customers, colleagues, and competitors on local and international levels. In today’s saturated industry and niche market, Matthew believes that relentless creativity, customer service, and continued education are three imperative tenets for long term success.
Twenty years ago, he experimented with 35mm film and later learned the magic of printing in his college darkrooms. It was then that he decided to blend his photographic talent and passion for the sea towards a fulfilling and challenging career. Matthew graduated from Roger Williams University during the digital photography explosion. Soon after, he was grateful and fortunate to work for inspiring industry leaders, Onne van der Wal and Clint Clemens.
Matthew acquired his love of boating as a child and raced with the successful Roger Williams University Varsity Team. Following his tenure with the RWU Hawks, he became an accomplished sailing instructor for 15 years at the renowned Sail Newport Sailing Center, and now has logged over 30,000 ocean miles. Being a professional sailor for over a decade has given Matthew the tools, know-how and ability to brave ends of super yacht bow sprits, dangle 100’ above the deck, or dive below the surface to produce rare and enduring works of art.
When not behind his camera, you may find Matthew networking in town, dancing the night away, enjoying water sports, flying sailplanes, or hand delivering his products in the Newport, Rhode Island area.