Matthew Genitempo

The Texas-born and bred photographer shoots life in the desert depicted through dust-blown landscapes and desolate diners

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Born in 1983, in Houston, Texas, photographer Matthew Genitempo takes pensive, visually arresting images with his father's 35mm camera. Now based in Austin, Texas, his photographs are a clear depiction of his often stark surroundings, as well as glimpses into his personal life: "For now, I'm trying to discover an unfamiliar America in a closely associated setting."

From shots of empty diners, half-eaten French fries, stubbed out cigarettes in ashtrays on the bed, to wide landscapes of the barren desert, Genitempo manages to capture life in America with a certain poignancy and attention to detail.

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