Lives and works in Sarasota, Florida
My history as a military combat photographer gives me a unique outlook on life, the humanity, and special characteristics of everyday people bringing to light their hardships, sacrifices, and connections. I now use my prior military experience combined with my expanded knowledge of fine art photography, and creative conceptual development, utilizing portable studio lighting equipment where I am able to take the commercial lighting practices on the go to create work exploring combat trauma, memory, familial relationships, and the unseen heroes of the world.
Gisselle and Myrtha
Marcus and Aurora
History Refracted #1 (Self Portrait)
History Refracted #2
History Refracted #3
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal. Matthew Ohara 1999/2010
U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant. Demetrius Munnerlyn 1991/2003
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Thompson 1989/2018
U.S. Army Sergeant Scott Brooks 1995/2012
Traci and Nancy
Matthew Troyer is a documentary and fine art photographer from Sarasota, Florida. He will receive his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the Ringling College of Art and Design in 2022. Troyer spent nine years in the United States Marine Corps as a combat photographer documenting combat operations and training in Afghanistan, the Philippines, and Thailand. He taught photography as the faculty supervisor at the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, Maryland. He now uses his prior experience, expanded knowledge of fine art photography, and creative conceptual development to create work exploring combat trauma, memory, family, and unseen heroes.