First working in photojournalism and photo documentary, in recent years I have turned to photography as a research method in phenomenology. Using methods from abstract photography, Jungian active imagination, and Gestalt theory, I attempt to make the familiar unfamiliar through a process known as Gestaltzerfall (form deconstruction). I am also interested in multimedia work between image, video, music, and text.

Photodocumentary & Photoessay

From 2014 through 2016 I edited the regional, online, photoessay website slate The weekly photo journal featured the work of seven photographers who explored aspects of the Slate Belt communities of Pennsylvania. archived photoessays

Professor wants fresh eyes on The Slate Belt, Through a camera (Express-Times, 2014).

In 2011 I made an extensive photodocumentary of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Zuccotti Park, NYC. The photographs document the first to final days of the occupation, as well as various protests. 

In 2013 I collaborated in a photoessay for Lehigh Valley Style magazine. The piece featured iconic space of the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.

I contributed as a photojournalist for The Express-Times of Easton, Pennsylvania.

Photographer and phenomenologist Matthew Giobbi explores the work of artist Franz Kline through a series of images cultivated from one photograph taken of a bridge in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. Published in 2024.