Granted extraordinary access, photographer Matt Hoyle has captured his subjects in portraits that are works of art in themselves by turns zany and deadpan, laugh-out-loud and contemplative. Accompanying them are first-person reflections from each of the comedians on life and laughter that always cut straight to the heart of comedy: it s funny because it s true. Page after side-splitting page in COMIC GENIUS: PORTRAITS OF FUNNY PEOPLE offers prose as engaging as each portrait is memorable. Here, in one handsome package, is the gift of laughter itself.
Matt Hoyle is an award-winning celebrity photographer. Known for his passion and energy in storytelling, his subjects love the collaborative process involved in creating something beyong the typical portrait. Matt has spoken about his work at TEDx, Apple Inc. and the School of Visual arts in New York, and internationally at photography events from Australia to Dubai. His work has been shown in many galleries including the National Portait Gallery, London; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the thomas Werner Gallery, New York and Galerie Sakura, Paris.
Matt's awards include the Photographer of the Year at the World Photographic Arts Photography Masters Cup, Best of Show at the International Photography Awards, Celebrity Photography at the Photo District News Photography Awards, as well as D&AD Photography Awards and Cannes Gold Lions.