© Matthew Brindle 2019






BLACK BALLOON


#photography #campaign #nightlife  

“In the darkness we find wonder. We dance through black tearing dancefloors asunder.

Paint that face in monochrome. Hand to phone. Hand to phone. We live our lives in monotone.

Why can’t I come over?”







LULU


10-29-02019 

#photography #artdirection #retouching #nightlife  

“In the darkness we find wonder. We dance through black tearing dancefloors asunder.

Paint that face in monochrome. Hand to phone. Hand to phone. We live our lives in monotone.

Why can’t I come over?”




CHARLES


#portrait  

“You went back to what you knew

So far removed from all that we went through

And I tread a troubled track

My odds are stacked

I'll go back to black”

CLOSER







Follow Your Own Path

EMILY

My dearest sister bro



 



Mishka x Long | Campaign








 
 









OWLSA


“Slave To Fashion”
Nightlife Series.



Fragile


Skullboy


"Having been an avid user of the internet from the age of twelve, Brindle became aware at an early age of the burgeoning social networking environments of the mid-1990s with their attendant personal profiles, and the potential escapism that they offer.Throughout his teens Brindle experimented with various online identities: part creation, part self-realisation and part aspiration, these identities gave an intimate online glimpse into the life of a modern youth growing up. Whilst many 'usernames' and selves were created during Matthew's transition from youth to adulthood, only one was as fully realised as 'Skull Boy'.Wagstaff maintains: 'The internet offered an opportunity for Matthew to experiment with his own identity by creating various online mythologies and by subverting his image as an outlet for self expression. Of all Matthew's online personalities the most notorious was Skull Boy, a twisted teenage punk exploding with energy, desire, naivety and raw sexuality. Growing from boy to man in front of our very eyes, Matthew's images exude a mixture of blatant narcissism and fragile vulnerability, Skull Boy shares with us the muted aspirations of adolescence, where self discovery clashes.Many of the private images in the exhibition were never intended for mass public consumption and could only be found for short amounts of time on various profile websites. Rise Berlin and Goth on Bus would like to present this exhibition as a unique record of Brindle's teenage life, as well as showing the development of great technical and aesthetic competencies achieved outside of an art-school environment."

Lee Wagstaff, Artist.
Director of RISE Berlin.
Curator of SkullBoy Exhibit.


www.skullboy.co.uk







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clients & publications


i-D, Dazed, Diesel, Wonderland, BOY London, The Guardian, Timeout, Mixmag, GT, AXM, BNTM, 看雜誌, Männer, BBC, Tatty Devine



appearences


Britains Next Top Model Seasons 3 & 6
Living TV / Photographer / Guest Judge
 
Rising Talent
BBC3 / Photographer

‘The Silence is Killing Me’ Name of Artist
Record Label / Dancer



exhibitions


HAPPINESS MACHINES
Group. RISE Berlin. DE. 2010.

NAUGHTIE NIGHTLIFE
Group. RichMix. London, UK. 2010.

POETIC MADNESS AND THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION
Group. RISE, DE. 2008.

NOUVUE NUDE
Group. Dalston Superstore. LDN, UK. 2009.

SKULLBOY
Solo. GothOnBus. London, UK. 2009.

SKULLBOY
Solo. RISE Berlin. DE. 2008.