Matt Lankes

Photographer

Matt Lankes, a seventh-generation Texan, grew up in Austin watching his father take pictures for the Austin American-Statesman. "I grew up around the camera," says Lankes who has made his living through photography since attending St. Edward’s University, specializing in portraits of people in their environments. "I try to get to the core of the person," says Lankes, who likes to spend time with his subject. "I try to make a portrait that shows who a person really is. I think that one thing that runs through most of my pictures is that the subjects are not posing; they are relaxed, and not putting on a face." Lankes credits his children with keeping him focused. "They’re my inspiration," he says. In his spare time, Lankes loves travel the world.

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