Matthew Slimmer has been providing expert photography production services for more than 13 years, delivering the excellence and dependability that photographers and ad agencies rely on to achieve their artistic objectives.
“Matthew Slimmer is a hard working, results driven, and very easy to work with producer. We worked together on the most complex project of my career and he helped us Ace the production. I would feel confident in hiring him for almost any photography production out there.”
“Matthew’s certainly made his way to the top of our speed dial as his experience, workflow, and approach to problem solving have become an invaluable part of our still + motion based productions. He always brings new ideas and is always working to refine his offerings. Regardless of what’s asked, he’s the guy to get it done with a smile and appreciative spirit!”
“One of the most detail oriented, honest, patient producers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Matthew is a good man. It was truly a pleasure to work with him. I’m looking forward to our next project together.”
Rob Story • Associate Creative Director, Proof Advertising
“Matthew is a great producer, always willing to take the time to figure things out. He is resourceful, nimble and never flusters. He has helped my photographers on big and small projects and all have been produced flawlessly. We love working with Matthew!”
“I didn’t think it was possible, but I have met someone who is more obsessive/compulsive than I am about producing. I’m happy to report that Matthew Slimmer is that man. Don’t get me wrong: his behavior is in no way a disorder. Rather, it’s about being hyper-organized, efficient and thorough. If you’re looking for someone that will produce your project with the ultimate of intelligence and care, you’ll want Matthew “Every-T-Crossed” Slimmer on your team.”
“Our first job with Matthew was an incredibly complicated and large scale project requiring good negotiating and organizational skills. Matthew did not disappoint! He was thrifty with our limited budget but also met & exceeded expectations at times while being nimble, professional and a great communicator. We continue to partner with Matthew when it’s a good fit. I would definitely recommend him.”
“I had the pleasure of working with Matthew Slimmer at Target, how fortunate I was to have had this experience! I have seen him handle amazing amounts of work in one day with an unflappable demeanor. He has all the skills you would want in every producer. Organized, engaged and honest. Matthew Slimmer will be a success at whatever he attempts. I miss my co-worker and friend.”
“Matthew took on a complex and FAST photoshoot for Little. His performance from planning through execution was better than we could’ve thought. Logistics included 3 separate photographers, talent coordination, location details, prop coordination and final image select deliveries. What a great person to work with – everyone from photographers, stylists and talent, employees, art director – ALL loved working with him. It made for an an extremely successful client deliverable.”
Sarah Hillstrom • Managing Project Director at Little & Company
“I’ve had the opportunity to interact with Matthew on a number of video projects from large to small. Matthew’s professionalism and attention to detail has always been a powerful asset to our productions. I’m always excited to work with Matthew and would highly recommend his services.”
Adam Duguay – Partner / Production Director – Coelement Inc
“Matthew is great. We’ve worked on a few photoshoots together and he’s been great. He’s highly organized and has a real gift for anticipating needs for everyone involved, from the photographer to art director and everyone in between. He is able to think of and prepare for whatever may come up. He thinks of all the details and tucks them away so others don’t have to deal with them. And he has to nerve to be a really nice, interesting and creative guy. Frankly, if he were producing this recommendation it would have been written much earlier.”
Jamie Parker • Design Director at Little & Company
“I worked with Matthew on a large photoshoot. Matthew was very well organized and knowledgeable. I could always count on Matthew to have a solution to any obstacle encountered and as a result the shoot went off without a hitch.”
“I have worked with and for Matthew in various roles. Each and every time he has been a supportive and strong partner. As an art buyer and producer he is diligent about supporting his crews by providing them with the information and organization needed to allow them to produce amazing final products. He is incredibly thorough in understanding his project needs in every step of the process. I feel that every project I have worked with him on has gone seamlessly and has been a success.”
“Working with Matthew as an executive print producer has raised the bar for the entire crew as well as our clients. He’s managed to create a new standard of excellence and detail that has become quite addictive … he’s an artist, a psychologist, a diplomat, an accountant as well as a super great guy! It’s a privilege to partner with him.”
“Matthew’s years of experience, attention to detail and ability to take the job from start to finish make my life easier so I can focus on making images. He’s also great to have around if your Mac or VW is misbehaving!”
“Matthew has been a great person to work with no matter what the assignment. We’ve worked with him in many different capacities. He flows effortlessly between tasks, is always on time, professional and pleasant to be around. On top of that, he also knows how to drive some pretty damn big trucks! Highly recommended.”
“Matthew communicates well with clients and crew, and heads off many obstacles before they become problems. Estimating is a positive strength of his. Matthew has produced numerous out of state jobs for me, covering: out of town crew, hotels, rental vehicles, location scouts, modeling agencies, equipment rentals, insurance, to merchandise delivery. He is the first person I always call. Let him help make your job easier.”
“I’ve worked as a model, creative director, and wardrobe stylist on commercial and editorial sets and Matthew is by far the most effective producer I’ve worked with. He addressed concerns promptly and diplomatically, while moving the project forward. The product turned out amazing because of his leadership and management.”
“Matthew is a great producer. I have worked with him on several projects this past year and the end product has always been stellar. He has the ability to juggle many things at once and make it seem effortless. Matthew will definitely be an asset to your next project.”
Steve Mitchell • Creative Director / Partner at Hunt Adkins
“Matthew is an amazing producer who is extremely organized, thorough, and easy to work with. In the decade that we’ve worked together shooting talent and locations, I’ve always known I can trust his judgement and oversight of every project. I highly recommend Matthew to anyone needing a producer who can think outside the box.”
This would be the second HEB project that Nicole Mlakar brought me on board to produce with her. She’s such a talented photographer and creates stunning images of both people and animals. This new line of HEB Dog Food called “Texas Pets” would feature unique stories of different rescue animals; one for each of the food varieties (Adult, Puppy, Small Dog, Hunting Dog, etc). That means that we got to meet some really incredible animals and owners!! Nicole worked her charm with each of the pooches, finding the right space for each of them to feel comfortable, and believe it or not, the perfect “expressions”.
It’s always so fun to see your work out in the real world. Here are some of the images, and found bags in my local HEB grocery store:
Channing Johnson from Boston MA got the call from McGarryBowen Agency to shoot for Jewelers Mutual Insurance and they chose Austin TX for the scenery. This was a particularly fun shoot for me since they didn’t really want model type people, and I got to call up all my friends to be in the photos. Just the right demographic! We ran around Austin’s beautiful outdoor park areas and entertaining shopping and restaurant strips. They went home with a huge collection of images, and my friends got some very beautiful and intimate photos together. Win win all the way.
For this Target Live Wedding Registry Event in Austin, there were many parties involved. The event itself was run by a separate team, moving the promotional event from city to city, taking over a home in which to create a stylish wedding registry example that you could actually walk through (rather than zapping in the store). This would eventually be posted online in their Most Popular Registry Lists.
The other component was a video shoot, featuring two unique Austin personalities to demonstrate and endorse real registry items. Then, we would have these talented folks show up at the registry house for the event night. The videos would be shot in the days just before the event. The shoot was rescheduled into new dates that would conflict with my other projects, so I tag teamed with Maddie Hamilton (now of Homestead Creatives)
Here are the videos!
Love & Lemons food blogger Jeanine Donofrio’s ice cream recipe makes having a KitchenAid Mixer extra sweet.
Ever wonder which knives to use when? Food blogger Jeanine Donofrio takes the guesswork out of each and every one.
Austin-based pitmaster Lance Kirkpartick shares the secret to make the most out of a smoker.
Grill to please any meat or seafood lover with pointers from pitmaster Lance Kirkpartick.