Mathew DeLorme is a high-intensity photographer. From vivid, unmanipulated images of the American Southwest, to tight shots of master-craftsmen in concentration or professional mountain bikers caught in action from beneath their wheels, DeLorme’s photos vibrate with rebel spirit. For 10 years, DeLorme has inculcated himself in the work and expedition experience of National Geographic photographers like Galen Rowell and David McLain. DeLorme’s own treks often capture “accessory moments”. Rather than focusing on the man-conquers-nature summit of an ice-climb, he might ï¬nd
camaraderie in a candle-lit cabin, bridging the humanistic tone of his photojournalism with his adventure stories. As things evolved, DeLorme took his love of Mountain Biking, and combined it with his photography, studying the likes of Sven Martin, Gary Perkin, and Ian Hylands.
Entirely self-taught, DeLorme has embraced the special perspective of “endurance photography,” or as he puts it, “Behind most of my images there’s some pain and suffering.” Calm landscapes belie what it took to ï¬nd them. The physical labor behind the shot is reborn in the stunning physicality of natural textures in images wrought with wonder and a keen understanding of natural light.
Mathew DeLorme’s photography is featured in The Forecaster, Decline Magazine and in permanent installation at the Mercy Hospitals Fore River Campus. He lives in Falmouth, Maine.