“Matthew Blum’s photography is a combination of machination and the sublime; a rusty nail awash in ripples of soft rose petals in a day-old city sidewalk puddle.”
His work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries around the Lehigh Valley such as Bethlehem House Gallery and Baum School of Art and have been printed in numerous publications.
What makes Blum’s work so unique is that he follows the traditional ways of photography printing. Depending on the subject Blum will use the camera best suited as his brush to capture the scene. Once captured each photo is individually printed by hand in his darkroom. The traditional historical printing processes he employs range from palladium, cyanotype, silver gelatin, ambrotype, and others.