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Matthew Max Mendenhall

Matthew Mendenhall, originally from Northern California moved to New York City at the age of 20, quickly cutting his teeth, landing an apprenticeship with legendary photographer Richard Avedon and proceeding with Creative Director Gilles Bensimon at American Elle. These renowned institutions helped mold what is now Mendenhall’s visual dna through Filmmaking and Photography. He is best known for his intimate textural imagery which captures his subjects in a passionate, poetic and honest light.


Photo Courtesy of Scarlett Bucket