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Matthew Genitempo

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

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.