About Matt Montano
A Collection of amazing Cornish coastal seascapes by photographer Matt Montano
Matt Montano is a surfer, photographer & the owner of Kernow Seascapes. He lives with his Fiancée in Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall, England. He specializes in photographing the stunning seascapes of Cornwall. In 2009 – 2012 he completed a BSc (Hons) Degree in Environmental Resource Management, reflecting his interest in environmental conservation & management of the coastal environment.
Matt’s coastal seascape photography has a strongly weighted focus toward images which capture the drama & evocative nature of Cornwall’s rugged Ocean coastline as it is exposed to the dynamic power of the sea, and the fleeting, momentary nature of cloud & sunlight that can allow for the creation of images which have a truly arresting, enchanting & compelling visual impact.
For seascape photography, Matt turns to digital SLR’s – originally starting out with Nikon DSLRs he still enjoys the versatility of these cameras for all his photography & the Nikon brand in particular, favouring this brand especially for its quality & variety of lenses.
For seascapes, Matt uses Nikon DSLR’s & Lenses. Starting out with a Nikon D3200, he has since upgraded & still enjoys the versatility of DSLR’s for all his photography, favouring this brand especially for its quality & variety of prime lenses. Matt currently shoots with Nikon’s class leading 36 Megapixel Nikon D810 body & Nikon wide-angle prime lenses. He also uses Hitech Formatt Filters and Manfrotto tripods.
He is also currently a member of both the British Institute of Professional Photography & Royal Photographic Society, holding the entry level professional qualification of Licentiateship with both the BIPP & RPS, and is now working towards a full Associate qualification with both of these respective organizations.
Matt shoots all his own original images of Newquay & Cornwall along with scanning large format film slides, printing and mounting all canvases & prints at his home on an Epson large format printer. It is this dedication to self-printing & production that has allowed him to earn the ‘Made In Cornwall’ accreditation from Cornwall Council.
To keep up to date with all of Matt’s new image posts, announcements and specials offers – please ‘like’ the Facebook & Twitter pages for Kernow Seascapes by following the social media links at the bottom of this page.
Take a quick below look at the services we can offer your business –
Printed Images – Domestic
Choose from a variety of products to brighten up your home or property, including framed prints, canvas wrap, greetings card & calendars. All products are hand-made by Matt at his Newquay Workshop & have the ‘Made In Cornwall’ Accreditation.
Price : £1 – £380
Printed Images – Commercial
If you are looking for something a little different that an add that extra ‘wow’ factor to your office space, choose from a wide format of dazzling, new print materials including aluminum and mdf. Please email your query for a quote
Price : £100 – £500
If you wish to use a Kernow Seascapes Images for digital media reproduction please email with the title ‘digital license’. Prices range depending of images size & quantity required.
Price : £25-£100
Made to Order Images
If you require a specific image I can provide a tailored, bespoke image of any Cornwall location in any conditions with any type of theme (e.g. sunset beach seascape). Price range includes quantity of images, the brief, and whether you would like a digital or printed image.
Price : £50 – £200
Flounders Restaurant, East St Newquay
” We were more than happy to take on stocking Matt’s Kernow Seascapes images. We find our customers really respond to the bright, vibrant images. It is a pleasure to work with Matt & help develop his small Newquay based photography business. “
St Austell Breweries – across Cornwall
“Matt approached us about the potential benefits of display artwork such as his in our Public Houses in Cornwall – we agreed it would strengthen both our Brands and we are happy to work with Matt as a strategic partner and develop the brand identity of Cornwall”
Carnmarth Hotel – Newquay
” We began stocking Kernow Seascapes’ Images in April 2016 to coincide with the launch of Matt’s new website for his photography Business. We enjoy stocking Matt’s images as they are highly popular with our customers and sell on a regular basis. We look forward to working with Matt in the future on the many projects he has planned – it is a joy to work with such a talented & personable photographer.”