Matthew David Parker
Matthew David Parker Information
Matthew David Parker is a seasoned professional photographer who is located in New York, New York. The Big Apple in many ways defines his vocation. Parker is a hard-working artist who has a true zeal for the vast city. He also has a zeal for all things beautiful in general.
What made you want to become a photographer?
I’ve wanted to be a professional photographer for as long as I can remember. I can’t remember the exact thing that instilled the desire in me. The desire seems to have always been there. It’s like breathing! All I can say is I can barely remember being alive and not thinking about photography. I’ve always been enthralled by beauty. I’ve always been mesmerized by the things that make life visually interesting and appealing. My enthusiasm for aesthetics has been with me since day one. That’s how I feel. I feel like I came out of the womb with a desire to snap photographs of everything interesting.
Could you imagine ever pursuing a career other than photography?
I honestly cannot. That wouldn’t feel right. When something’s right, you just know. Being a photographer feels comfortable to me. Although it gives me a sense of comfort and ease, it also keeps me on my toes. Photography is never a boring or unpredictable field. It’s always fresh. It’s constantly changing, evolving and growing. There’s simply never a dull moment. I don’t want to be anything other than a photographer and I’m 100 percent comfortable admitting that. There are definitely some other professions that seems interesting and rewarding. I can’t say that I want to go after them, though. I’d love to be a painter in Italy, but just for a day. I’d love to teach young children about art and design. Again, I’d only want to do that for a day. Photography is the only calling I have. That’s why I know I’m doing the right thing. The thought of waking up in the morning to do anything other than photography seems practically unbearable to me!
What do you love most about New York City?
Where do I begin? It would probably be easier for me to make a list of the very few things I don’t like about New York City. New York City is the universe to me. I adore its energy and enthusiasm. When I’m roaming free in the city, I feel so much promise and hope. I feel like anything in the world is possible. I feel like I can seize the day and take control of the planet. It’s honestly a powerful emotion. The city has a vibe that’s incomparable. I’ve been to many great places. I can honestly say, however, that nothing holds a candle to The City That Never Sleeps. That’s why it isn’t easy for me to envision working anywhere else on a permanent basis. New York City is my best friend in many ways. It’s been a loyal companion to me for a long time as well.