I'M A CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ART DIRECTOR, AND AT TIMES SIMPLY A DIRECTOR.
My aesthetics are clean, they're grounded by concept, and I’m happiest when I get to put them to work on anything hospitality or music related.
During my time as senior art director for W Hotels I had helped develop the brand’s ‘All Access’ concert program which featured on site performances from artists such as Natasha Bedingfield, Peter Bjorn and John, and others. Since then I’d delved further into music on multiple fronts including graphic design, behind-the-scenes and music video direction, touring with bands as I provided them with photographic content for social media, consulted on marketing strategy, and received firsthand education during studio sessions. (I write music as well.) I’m also a Webby Award Honoree as creative director for Stashed*—a music and culture blog I helped create during my time at Steve Stoute’s Translation.

My experience and style has afforded me opportunities to work with influential names in lifestyle and pop culture such as Starwood Hotels, The Surrey Hotel & Spa, Marilyn Manson, Universal Music Group and CKX where I was part of the core team that was developing an Elvis luxury hotel meant for Las Vegas.

Over the course of my career I’d paid close attention to photography and got the chance to hone in on it while assisting fashion photographer Shoji Van Kuzumi. I worked with him on location and in studio for Black Book, Bloomingdale's, Flaunt, Geoffrey Beene, Vogue Japan and others. On my own I focus on shooting reportage and music.
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You can view my photography here.

Reach me at: tpmatlin@gmail.com and find me on Instagram at @terrymatlin and @terrymatlinphoto.

I am based in New York.
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