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You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
- Mark Twain

Life's about friendships, the way you love your partner, the way you care for your children. That is what life is about. Not anything about earning a hundred zillion dollars because you toured America more than anyone else. I want life to be about creativity.
- Joe Strummer, former lead singer for the Clash

Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things.
- Noam Chomsky

Long ago I learned to take my time and try not to force perspective.
- Mightyhorse

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    Brooke Pennington says:

    "Matt is Michigan in all of the good ways. When I am being lazy and not leaving the comforts of home he is doing my traveling for me. Ice fishing, hockey games, bigfoot hunting, he does it all and I still get to be lazy and watch. For those of you who think I am being silly, Matt really did catch a sasquatch once. We here in Grand Rapids named him Chad and you are more than welcome to view some of his shots on flickr. Great catch Matt!"

    February 13th, 2009

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    Mac Girl says:

    "Talent, thy name art Docksidepress!

    Matt's titles and captions never fail to amuse and inform, but more importantly he is one of the most talented people that I know. He makes every shot look effortless... like anyone could pick up any old camera any day and get that particular shot of the firemen doing the hardest part of their job, or capture just that kind of light and bokeh on any flower, or make that tree look like no other tree in the world and yet at the same time make it remind you of every tree beautiful tree that you've ever seen in your life. That's talent! That's Matt!"

    February 23rd, 2008

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    curved liquid says:

    "My last "testimonial" wasn't good enough for this man....

    I don't know where Matt's talent has come from, but I would have to say that Matt is one of the best photographers in grand rapids, bar none. He has an eye for photography that is truley amazing and inspiring. his gallery is just stunning.

    Not only is his photography amazing, but he's an amazing person. Matt is someone who would go out of his way to help you, or to even meet you. His dedication to grand rapids photography, both online here at flickr, and in the real life, is truly appreciated.

    I'm glad to have him not only as a contact, but as a friend as well."

    September 29th, 2007

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    RM Stratton says:

    "Matt is real, his photography... honest.
    Like a pull tab Shlitz, this shit's for real,"

    August 27th, 2007

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    lorilea says:

    "I always look forward to something new popping up on Matt's photostream. He has a terrific eye for colors and patterns, with a sharp wit thrown into the mix. I love that he takes the time to explore his world, turning something as seemingly mundane as an office park into an exotic locale."

    March 1st, 2007

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    markdek says:

    "An exceptional photographer, and willing to always have his camera ready; this is no small task! His photos always stand out from the crowd."

    February 16th, 2007

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    TerryJohnston says:

    "Two words can describe docksidepress: AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER. His eye for photography is always dead on and he really seems to get those "out of the ballpark" shots. Not to mention that he is using a point and shoot camera and getting gallery worthy shots. This proves one major thing... its not the equipment, its the artist. Amazing work and I keep coming back for more."

    November 26th, 2006

Matt Stangis
May 2006
Charlevoix, MI
Grand Rapids, MI, USA (change)
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Male and Taken
visual junkie
mstangis [at]