My Hanging Rock photos appear in 3 UK newspapers

A few weeks back Chris Balcombe from the Solent News & Photo Agency contacted me about distributing my Hanging Rock photos to the UK & perhaps world wide press.

Of course, he was interested in the more sensational pics of the walkers sitting on the edge.

He has just now emailed with the link to the news article that appears on the UK Daily Mail website.

Here’s the link.

I got goosebumps reading my narrative (with less editing than I expected) & seeing my photos on the website.

An article & pics also appeared in the UK Sun

as well as the UK Metro

The Hanging Rock image that was seen by the agency that got the ball rolling

The more popular image of Hanging Rock


  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    I wondered how old you were.. hehe! ;D

    But seriously… this is SO fantastic, Michael! Congratulations! I am so very happy for you!!! :D xxx

  • Oh no .. my secret is out !! My mental age is much less of course.
    Immaturity is keeping me young ( a Sandman quote).
    It’s interesting how these things happen when you’re having a rough day. Thanks heaps sunshine.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    Yee Haa ! – You’re a star ..Congratulations Michael exceited for you !!

  • Thanks heaps Gail. Interestingly the original photo that he liked .. the longer range photo .. didn’t get used.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    Hey, you’re still younger than my hubby… :)

    I am so very glad this came to cheer you up… xxx

  • Lol .. he must be using good moisturizer or living a healthy life or both.
    It’s funny how life can be a leveller .. good news to lift you & a fall when you feel too much pride.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 3 years ago

    congratulations Michael! this is awesome!

  • Thanks a lot Manon.

    – Michael Matthews

  • John Dekker
    John Dekkeralmost 3 years ago

    That’s fantastic Michael, what a thrill, congratulations!

  • Well .. I haven’t managed a Redbubble Homepage feature yet, so I suppose this is a good substitute .. better actually.
    Thanks very much John.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Kath Whitchurch
    Kath Whitchurchalmost 3 years ago

    Wow what a wonderful endorsement of your talent Michael – congratulations and well deserved!!!

  • Thanks Kath. You’re too kind. There was a lot of luck in getting those photos. I remember almost turning back before I got a single shot.

    – Michael Matthews

  • David Geoffrey Gosling (Dave Gosling)
    David Geoffrey...almost 3 years ago

    Awesome mate! Great shot too!

  • Thanks David. Judging by the comments below the article, it is being seen worldwide !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 3 years ago

    Might be the start of bigger things to come Michael. I sincerly hope so. Congratulations and all the best.

  • I hope so Ralph. Thanks for the good wishes.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Congrats Michael..must be proud ..!!!

  • Thanks very much Julie.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiteralmost 3 years ago

    Awesome!!! Congrats Michael! Chris is a great person to deal with! I worked with him a couple years ago with Chippy/

  • Thanks a lot Lori. Good to hear. I can imagine Chippy being a hit.

    – Michael Matthews