Insight by Matt Bottos

“What is important is to try to develop insights and wisdom rather than mere knowledge, respect someone’s character rather than their learning, and nurture character rather than mere talents.”
Nitobe Inazo

Special thanks to Shelle the model for her enthusiasm, time and input. Also Tony Ryan for the use of his studio.


  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaalmost 6 years ago

    Interesting portrait Matt …love to do some work with Tony sometime.

  • kimangeline
    kimangelinealmost 6 years ago

    very nice Matt!!

  • Thanks Kim!

    – Matt Bottos

  • micklyn
    micklynalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful lighting! beautiful portrait, Matt.

  • ta Micklyn, appreciate the comment

    – Matt Bottos

  • Gerard Rotse
    Gerard Rotsealmost 6 years ago

    Nice photo Matt

  • thanks Gerard.. hope you are well!

    – Matt Bottos

  • benthebrown
    benthebrownalmost 6 years ago

    Matt this is really awesome, it’s all so good! It looks like a painting, an extremely interesting subject, perfect composition and the lighting is ver classic in a really good way. This is a big favourite!!

  • Thanks heaps BTB!

    – Matt Bottos

  • Tony Ryan
    Tony Ryanalmost 6 years ago

    Hi Matt,

    The shot is strong and the words a perfect fit not just for this shot but life in general. I love these words. So few but so vast in their implications on so many people and experiences.

  • Martin Muir
    Martin Muiralmost 6 years ago

    wow wonderful pic matt,awesome expression on Shelle,s and the words make it a wonderful pakage,great.

  • Thanks Martin!

    – Matt Bottos

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning shot Matt, powerful, emotive, perfectly lit, and a poignant quote to go with it, sensational!

  • Thanks Simone. Hey keep you fingers crossed for JWP on Sunday night… he’s doing his thing with Buakaw in Jamaica!

    – Matt Bottos

  • Greg Desiatov
    Greg Desiatovalmost 6 years ago

    Great lighting and mood. Well done mate!

  • Thanks Greg!!

    – Matt Bottos

  • OzCasper
    OzCasperalmost 6 years ago

    Wow, Matt – this is an awesome image. She exudes power and majesty. Were the tattoos real or painted on for the shoot? Love it….

  • Thanks OzCasper! The tatts are real

    – Matt Bottos

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