A Hiker’s Ever-Changing View from the Tent with @michaelmatti
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Even though his photography has taken him around the world, Michael Matti (@michaelmatti)’s heart—and Instagram feed—belong to beautiful landscapes near his home in Seattle.
“The amazing outdoors scene in the Pacific Northwest inspired me after college,” he says. “There is so much to see with its sea-stack-filled beaches, rugged mountains and cascading waterfalls.”
Michael frequently frames nature shots through tents, a technique he says is common among his peers. He also includes a human or animal figure against every backdrop—no matter how small they appear in the image.
“People give scale to nature,” he says. “A waterfall shot with a tiny person in the frame helps to really add a sense of wonder to the falls.”
Situated in the northern Swedish town of Umeå, Stora Hotellet welcomes guests with exquisite, nautical-inspired interiors, a handsome restaurant, and two cultured public spaces where guests can meet, party, and socialize while surrounded by rare collectibles and precious handicrafts. Ranging from seaman’s cabins to lavish suites, the hotel’s 82 rooms are strikingly designed in a haunting mix of rough, arty, and glamorous, celebrating the history and seafaring heritage of the building.