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Vlog - Artistic Creation From Montauk to Manhattan

Vlog - Artistic Creation From Montauk to Manhattan

Here it is! This vlog follows Derlis and I from Brooklyn to Montauk as we capture the beauty of Long Island. I want to share my experience as quadriplegic artist with you. Follow us as we cruise the island in (In my stylish fully accessible Toyota Sienna) search of adventure and perfect shooting locations. This is my first YouTube video, with others already in the work. The trials, tribulations, the difficulties and accomplishments. Don't forget to subscribe as the ridiculousness will continue
Feature In 27east About Winter Exhibit

Feature In 27east About Winter Exhibit

The photography of Hampton Bays resident Matthew Raynor will be on view in an exhibition at the Southampton Cultural Center opening Saturday, December 5. Raynor, who suffered a spinal cord injury in a diving accident in April 2019 that left him paralyzed from the chest down, will be displaying a combination of pre-injury and post-injury art in the show.
ArtFest Summer of 2021 update

ArtFest Summer of 2021 update

It's been a while and as such it's time for an update on the trials and tribulations of Matt Raynor. The once deep-sea-fisherman turned Quad phot...
My Feature In Afloat Magazine

My Feature In Afloat Magazine

Life Repurposed Through Photography

By Nicole Teitler

While the rest of the world learned to navigate a pandemic, Matthew Raynor was still learning how to adjust to life in a wheelchair. In 2019, the Hampton Bays native suffered a severe spinal injury, the result of a dive gone wrong, that left him paralyzed below his collarbone. 

For some, this would signify the end of all hope, but for Matt it was the chance to start over. Prior to his accident, Raynor was a fisherman with a photography hobby that captured powerful moments at sea—buoys, tempest-tossed boats, brewing weather and big waves—images both bold and beautiful. Since, it has transformed into art therapy, and a means to pay for his recovery.

Continue Reading on the AfloatUsa Website, Link Below

My Presentation at The Parrish Hall Art Museum For PechaKucha Night

My Presentation at The Parrish Hall Art Museum For PechaKucha Night

My Presentation at The Parrish Hall Art Museum For PechaKucha Night

I gave a presentation about my life, the accident and my art.

Upon looking at his photographs, it should be no surprise that Matt Raynor of Hampton Bays, was born and raised on Long Island’s East End. His evocative photos, captured during his time as a Commercial Fisherman, exude the raw power and simultaneous peace of the natural world.

Exhibition at Southampton Cultural Center  and weekend at ECI's 'Makers Market'

Exhibition at Southampton Cultural Center and weekend at ECI's 'Makers Market'

I will be displaying a combination of pre-injury and post injury art at The Southampton Cultural Center. It's a great time to come and view my new...
Upcoming Shows, SCI recovery and Medicaid 👎🏻 Nov 19 2020

Upcoming Shows, SCI recovery and Medicaid 👎🏻 Nov 19 2020

Upcoming Shows, SCI recovery and Medicaid 👎🏻 Hey guys! Here's a long overdue update on my recovery, my art, the various voices in my head, and l...
Return From Atlanta

Return From Atlanta

Return From Atlanta Hello all! Shepherd Center was a blast, I enjoyed my stay it was everything I thought it would be. I even got a taste o...
Attending The Shepherd Center for SCI Physical Therapy

Attending The Shepherd Center for SCI Physical Therapy

Shepherd Center for SCI Physical Therapy So my time at the Shepherd Center is coming to an end March 20, it has been a wonderful stay and...
Acceptance Into Shepherd Center

Acceptance Into Shepherd Center

Acceptance to The Shepherd Center hey guys! Big Announcement!!! It’s been two months since my last update, I continue to make progress and I ...
Art Show At The Southampton Cultural Center August 2019

Art Show At The Southampton Cultural Center August 2019

 Hey! Matt here! So this summer was a tumultuous time for me. Coming home was bittersweet in many ways. Ive gotten a lot accomplished in the ...
Updates After Injury June 2019

Updates After Injury June 2019

Jonathan Raynor·13 mo Big news! Thanks to your generous donations, Matt is almost ready to start the process of purchasing a handicap acc...