MATT EICH

Photographer of the American condition  www.matteichphoto.com
NYC Subway, July 16, 2014. 

NYC Subway, July 16, 2014. 

Amelie in the car en route to Smithfield, Virginia, July 4, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

Amelie in the car en route to Smithfield, Virginia, July 4, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

Brendan in the backyard on the night of my 28th birthday, Norfolk, Virginia, July 11, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

Brendan in the backyard on the night of my 28th birthday, Norfolk, Virginia, July 11, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

FORECAST

"Famous people have been dying all week, and the Christmas tree just stopped drinking. Talk about omens. It’s impossible to get the venetian blinds to stay level anymore. Everywhere I look, people are running the errands they won’t remember by this time tomorrow. I remember how, years ago, I had to cut the fishing line caught in the high branches beside the Mullica River, sacrificing the lure that put a kink in my neck as I hunched over my own lap to tie it. I fear my wife will decide to spend my last decade on earth with a better man. I fear I’ll be a footnote to somebody else’s grandeur. I fear I’ll die as painfully as I deserve. One by one, the bulbs of the chandelier go dead above our dining-room table. I wish I could say the coming dark was taking me by surprise." - Charles Rafferty

New York Streets, July 15, 2014. 

Woman at Penn Station, New York, July 12, 2014. 

Woman at Penn Station, New York, July 12, 2014. 

Stihl Timbersports U.S. Championships at The Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia for National Geographic. June 2014. 

This is a small set of portraits of participants and some of the chopped wood, from the Timbersports Championship. In the coming days I’ll share some other documentary images and environmental portraits as well. 

Man with tie, woman with flowers. NYC Streets, July 16, 2014.