Matthew Christopher is a professional Philadelphia-based commercial, portrait and architecture photographer, who also documentes a lot of abandoned buildings, property and places across America. Matthew has been fascinated by abandoned places since childhood. He earned his MFA in Imaging Arts and Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2012. Christopher also has lectured on the art of ruins, abandoned spaces, preservation, and mental health history for Preservation Austin, the Pennsylvania State Museum, Preservation Pennsylvania, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Matthew spent six years travelling across the US taking eerie pictures of abandoned hotels. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the East Coast, including OK Harris (NYC), Open Lens Gallery (Philadelphia), Frick Fine Arts Building (Pittsburgh), and the Edward Hopper House (Nyack, NY).