Welcome to the Matt Rose Photography Blog!

Matt is an award-winning photojournalist and wedding photographer in Asheville, NC. His editorial photography, portrait photography, food photography and architectural photography has been published in numerous North Carolina magazines such as Our State Magazine, WNC Magazine and Carolina Home + Garden Magazine. 

New Portraits

Top to bottom: Artist, Daniel Nevins. Designer, Nikki Whited of East West Wedding Rentals.



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Blog update

I need to update my blog more frequently. Still shooting strong. Here is a group of recent photos. Top to bottom: Musician, Dave Desmelik,  David Burnette with his Percheron draft horses Duke and Shorty at his farm in Canton. Free Planet Radio world music trio. The Resonant Rogues duo at Crow and Quill in Asheville. Fodderstack farm sunrise. Mike’s on Main soda fountain cafe in Hendersonville. Real estate developer and motorcycle enthusiast Josh Leider in Brevard, NC.



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MLK Prayer Breakfast.

Incredible singing by the MLK Community Choir at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast photographed for the Citizen-Times.




Recent Portraits

Asheville poet Elaine Bleakney wanted a new portrait  for the launch of her new book  ”For Another Writing Back”.  Bleakney’s meditative and searching poems artfully assemble not a linear narrative, but an evocative consideration of a life.” –  Publishers Weekly.  Samples of her artful work can be read on her web site. Elainebleakney.com

Below Elaine is artist Mark Bettis. His captivating, multilayered abstracts can be seen at his new studio/gallery in the Cotton Mill Studios in Asheville.

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Dog Day Afternoon

The Asheville Citizen-Times sent me to shoot the event at Carrier Park to benefit the Asheville Humane Society and Brother Wolf animal shelter.







Our State Magazine published a story I photographed on scenic Hwy 276. Here are a few of the outtakes.

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A sampling of recent work

Shane Parish is an Asheville based master guitarist with eclectic tastes ranging from ragtime jazz to improvised world music. We met at Isis restaurant/bar/music venue in West Asheville recently for a shoot….. Pictured below Shane is a portion of a food shoot at fine dining restaurant Bull and Beggar in the River Arts District….. The food photos on the wonderfully red tables were taken at Mayfel’s restaurant in downtown Asheville. Breakfast on the back patio is very reminicent of brunch in the French Quarter of New Orleans….. I photographed Steel drum musician/composer, Jonathan Scales in Pack Square for an Asheville Scene Magazine cover. He was a featured musician in the Goombay festival. Not a week goes by without seeing the inspired and hard working musician’s name and his band, Jonathan Scales Fourcestra listed playing at some venue here in Asheville….. Also for the Citizen-Times, I photographed Kimball Davies, 59, who is Homeward Bound’s 1,000th client to be housed. After living in her car for nine months, she finally found housing in Woodfin through Homeward Bound’s Pathways to Permanent Housing program. With her dog, Magic, a 10 yr old Lab and Akita mix.


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Work from the past few months.

I have neglected my blog too much lately so here is a group of photos from the past few months. The first photo is of George Ellison, a writer and naturalist I photographed for Our State Magazine. The second photo is of B.J. Leiderman, a musician who composed the NPR theme. The third one is of a UNCA jazz student performing at Isis music club and restaurant. The fourth is of artist Jo Ridge Kelley who I photographed for Carolina Home and Garden magazine._MG_0392x_blog


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Had a shoot with Santa, played by Darren Marshall along with actress Tracey Johnston-Crum.

They are cast members of the “31st Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular” which will have a three day run at Asheville Community Theatre.


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