Portraits: Faces and Profiles of Utility


Self-published book “Portraits: Faces and Profiles of Utility”.  A body of ongoing work (54 photographs) depicting icons of rural utility; the subjects are surrogate symbols, whose form suggests its meaning.


Click here to see selected photographs from the series

434 / 434.5 East Locust  [Established before you were born]


Certain alterations, though not always necessarily pretty or planned, leave a mark, a story behind. Some marks, like scars, may become beautiful against the rest of the body. Whether it looks good or bad doesn't matter so much as that it looks real.


Photographs by Matt Niebuhr of an old building in the East Village neighborhood on the East Side of Des Moines, Iowa - 2006

Natural Form


DATE: 20 JAN 2010

SIZE: 8.25" × 10.75"

24 pages - Saddle-stitched

$10 - available in Print and/or Digital (iPad)


Photographs by Matt Niebuhr