Lightflows is a contemporary fine art website run by Guildford photographer Matt Hicks. We are dedicated to the pursuit of beautiful, clean & contemporary photography. Based in Guildford, Surrey, we are well placed for photography work and commissions in London and across the South East of England.

Photographer Matt Hicks

Photographer Matt Hicks has been working with cameras and images all his life. With a successful career in the Visual Effects and Feature Film industry, he has been lucky enough to work on the productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Chronicles of Narnia and Roland Emmerich's 10,000BC. These films found him capturing the magical landscapes and actors on film sets in Pinewood studios, England and as far afield as New Zealand and South Africa. He has now turned his attention to photography full time and can be found taking portraits and landscapes in Guildford and other areas of natural beauty in the South East.

The photographs

On our blog, we share our love for strong composition, culture , vibrant colours ,tone and travel. The most recent photographs posted at Lightflows can be found in the photoblog, these photographs can also been viewed in the galleries. From the archives page, entries can be filtered by category, month or subject. All of the photographs posted at Lightflows can be viewed on one page in the thumbnails section. If you would like to comment on an image you can by clicking the 'comments + info' link above any image in the photoblog.

Licensing, Usage and Print

To purchase prints of Lightflows photography follow the prints links. Payment for prints can be purchased with PayPal. If you are interested in licensing an image for use please contact us as the following address.

For other means of contact please visit our contact page


Camera and extras

  • Nikon D3 Body
  • Nikon D300 Body
  • Nikon D200 Body
  • MB D200 Battery grip
  • Nikon SB800 Flash

Lenses (wishlist)

  • Nikkor 300mm f2.8 IF-ED AF-S II
  • Nikkor 200-400mm f4 IF-ED AF-S VR G


  • Manfrotto 3021BPro tripod
  • Manfrotto 676B monopod
  • Manfrotto 322RC2 joystick head
  • Lowepro - Stealth reporter D300 AW
  • Lowepro - Compu Trekker AW


  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • DXO Optics pro v4 &v5
  • iView Media Pro
  • Aperture
  • Noise Ninja
  • PT Gui
  • BBEdit
  • Transit


  • Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8D VR G-AFS ED-IF
  • Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX VR Zoom
  • Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED DX Zoom
  • Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D


  • 2 x SB 800


  • Macbook Pro core duo 2.4ghz
  • Apple cinema display 23"


  • 72mm B&W circular polarizer
  • 77mm B&W circular polarizer
  • Cokin holder with 72mm & 77mm rings
  • Gradual Grey G1
  • Gradual Grey G2 (ND8)
  • Gradual Grey G2 Medium (ND4)


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  • Code, Design and CSS Templates © Matt Hicks
  • Icons © Matt Hicks

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