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Posts tagged “Denver

Moody BW Portraiture of an Artist

Congratulations Nick Kreider, Opera Colorado’s 2019 Norblom Award winner. Receiving this award prompted Nick and I to collaborate on a portrait session.  We created a few more traditional, conservative head-shots and some beautiful color portraits from this setting, of course. But what I enjoy most are these black and white portraits we created both in the studio and outside.

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Modern Architecture during the Denver Bomb Cyclone Blizzard of 2019

Modern architecture is holding its own here here in Denver today during the Bomb Cyclone Blizzard of 2019!

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Architectural Photography- Modern Home in Denver

I had the extreme pleasure to photograph one of architect Steve Lubowicki’s modern homes here in Denver before the winter arrived. The home is magnificent, and I enjoyed watching it change as the sun moved around it. What I enjoyed most, however, was the time between sunset and sunrise – the home showed it’s form and inner warmth best during twilight.  These photographs are mostly from the ground, but I did utilize a drone to capture a few from above.

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Downtown Denver by Drone (@Dawn)

A gloomy overcast morning helped me create some magical aerial photographs of Downtown Denver. You can’t quite see the mountains (a little disorienting for anyone who has lived here for even a short time) and maybe that helps elevate the moody tone in these black and white cityscapes.

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To see more of my aerial photography, feel free to check out my Denver Drone Photographer website.


Photographs of Painted Lady Butterflies

As many of you here in Colorado have seen, Painted lady butterflies have been everywhere this year.  Here are a few photographs of them I shot this afternoon – I hope they brighten your day!

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Denver, CO – October 4, 2017 A photograph of a Painted Lady butterfly in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Photographer: Matthew Staver 303-916-6155 http://www.matthewstaver.com

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Aerial Architectural Photography at Dusk

Here are 3 architectural photographs from a shoot last night of The new Goddard School here in the Highlands, Denver. I am continuously amazed by what is now possible when using a drone for aerial photography.

Architects, Developers, Builders; do you want your project captured in a photograph like this?   Give me a ring, we’ll make it happen!

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Beautiful Drone Photographs

I’m just back from another aerial photo shoot using my drone at a construction site here in the Denver area.  Today I spent a little time making visually interesting photographs that I and (hopefully) other photographer / artist folks will enjoy.  First, of course, I captured the photographs the client needed, then time to be creative.

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New Photography @ The Denver Puppet Theater

I was finally able to photograph Annie at The Denver Puppet Theater the other day.  She is always amazingly busy, I found.  That makes sense because Annie is not only a wonderful puppeteer putting on a variety of fantastic shows. She also creates all of the puppets, is a kind human being and provides a wonderful service to all of the children who attend.  I believe that her method of helping people think creatively and open their mind is treasure to all those who attend.

A documentary, environmental portrait of artisian, craftsman and entrepreneur in her workspace (studio and theater and office)

 

A documentary, environmental portrait of artisian, craftsman and entrepreneur in her workspace (studio and theater and workshop))

A documentary, environmental portrait of artisian, craftsman and entrepreneur in her workspace (studio and theater and workshop))

A documentary, environmental portrait of artisian, craftsman and entrepreneur in her workspace (studio and theater and workshop))

A documentary, environmental portrait of artisian, craftsman and entrepreneur in her workspace (studio and theater and workshop))

A documentary, environmental portrait of artisian, craftsman and entrepreneur in her workspace (studio and theater and workshop))


Black and White Wedding Photography

Congratulations to Linsdey and Josh!  Their wedding was beautiful and I’m honored they selected me to photograph such an important day for them.  They were married this August in the Denver Botanic Gardens and the reception followed at The Magnolia Hotel here in Denver, Colorado.

As you may know, I am accepting 5 weddings a year to photograph.  My background is in photojournalism and I continue to work regularly as a documentary, editorial photographer. So, I approach each wedding as an authentic wedding photojournalist, all the while understanding and appreciating the importance of capturing beautiful portraits of the couple and their family.

Below are my 6 favorite black and white photographs from the day. Yep, I used a camera set to capture in black and white.  I also used traditional high-end digital cameras and even created a few portraits using medium format film.An example of a black and white wedding photograph by Denver, Colorado based wedding photojournalist, Matthew Staver.

A black and white portrait of a bride and groom captured before their wedding ceremony at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

A black and white documentary photograph of the emotion of the bride before her wedding.

A black and white candid photograph of the bride and groom moments after their ceremony.

A black and white portrait of the bride and groom after their wedding ceremony in Denver, Colorado.

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If you are interested in having me photograph your wedding here in Colorado or abroad, don’t hesitate to give me a call or email.  I’d love to chat and see if we’d make a good fit!


Urban Gardening photo project

I’m eager to begin sharing my Urban Garden project with the world. I’m posting selected photographs to a new, dedicated Instagram account @matthewstaver in banner format. Here is the first photo posted, others will appear as I can post them.  For more information, or if you have a unique urban vegetable garden in the Denver area that might make a good fit for the project send me an email!  –   mattstaver(at)hotmail.com

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