Matt Van der Velde

I am a photographer based in Ottawa, Canada who specializes in architecture, fine-art, and event photography. Educated at Brock University in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology, I am best known for my work touring internationally with Playboy's 50th Anniversary Playmate and DJ, Colleen Shannon; and my book "Abandoned Asylums" available through JonGlez Publishing at all major-book retailers in 2016

I have travelled extensively and consider myself more an artist than a photographer using my experiences to shape my interpretation of the world around me .