Local snapper sets council puzzler


Do you know where this is?

An award winning freelance photographer from Eastleigh, is about to release the third instalment in as series of catalogues of photographs he has taken in the borough.

Matthew Myatt’s latest collection, ‘Dark Eastleigh’ follows in the footsteps of ‘Beyond the Bandstand’ and ‘Further beyond the bandstand’ by exploring hidden local views.

He is currently challenging members of the Council to identify some of the locations he has captured in his atmospheric images and has emailed all the Borough councillors as follows:

“I would like to challenge your geographic knowledge of our borough and invite you to try and work out where this image was taken exactly.

I will publish the results of this challenge in a week’s times, so get your thinking caps on ladies and gents and let’s see who really does know about the geography of our borough.”


Matthew is a trained press photographer who now works almost exclusively for the glossies. In 2007 he was voted ‘Best photographer in the world’ in a poll of readers for website supermodels .com and there has also been an exhibition of his work in Eastleigh Museum.


Matthew Myatt at the 'Beyond the Bandstand' exhibition

When not busy working on location or being an outspoken critic of the Council on websites like Eastleigh News he prefers to shoots pictures of the things he is passionate about – his family, nature, Eastleigh and aviation, (he is a former ATC cadet from Southampton (424) squadron).

He also a campaigns on local issues and hit the headlines when he campaigned to save ‘Sid’ -a sycamore tree – from being cut down to make way for the point phase 3 extension.


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