Matthew Rolston Photographer

Well known for his influential lighting techniques and unique approach to art direction and design, photographer and director Matthew Rolston has been strongly identified throughout his career with the revival and modern expression of Hollywood glamour. Rolston was discovered by Andy Warhol for Warhol’s groundbreaking Interview Magazine, where he began a successful career in photography. Soon after he began shooting covers and unique editorial assignments for founding editor Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone. Shortly, other prominent publications began to recognize Rolston’s work, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, GQ, Esquire, O, the Oprah Magazine and The New York Times Magazine. Deciding to extend his vision beyond still photography into the moving image, Rolston began conceiving, writing and directing music videos and television commercials for such diverse clients as Madonna, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé Knowles, L’Oreal, Revlon, Esteé Lauder, Clairol, Pantene, Elizabeth Arden, Gap, and Polo Ralph Lauren, among many others. Once again redefining and expanding the scope of his vision, Rolston has now begun to move into the areas of fine arts, experiential design (including hospitality), product design, and new media ventures. More information about Matthew Rolston can be obtained at