Matthew Cargill

Photography ©

Photographing the Cape since 1998

Cell: 084 311 1152


Welcome to my website.

Please quote the image name and number when ordering.


Print sizes and price list

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Cape Town 055 Order

Cape Town 001. Order

Cape Town 034 Order

Muizenberg Huts 002. Order

Twelve Apostles 003. Order

Twelve Apostles 039 Order

Llandudno 004. Order

Hout Bay005. Order

Kalk Bay Harbour 006. Order

Kalk Bay Horbour 036 Order

Flight 007. Order

False Bay 008. Order

Paternoster 009. Order

Breakers 010. Order

Misty Cliffs Beach. 011 Order

Bo-Kaap 012. Order

St. James 013 Order

Glen Cairm 027 Order

Table Mountain 034 Order

Malmsbury Windpump 037

Canola Field, Philadelphia 060

Hout Bay 061 Order

Hout Bay 092 Order

Back Roads 014 Order

Noordhoek Wreck 062 Order

Morning Ride, Noordhoek 015. Order

Flight 062 Order

Peters House, Cape Agulhas 016 Order

Arniston 095 Order

Cape Towm 040

Misty Mountain 017 . Order

Cape Town 018. Order

Big Bay 066 Order

City Bowl 067 Order

Cape Agullhas Wreck 027. Order

Muizenberg Walkway 028. Order

Noordhoek Life 029. Order

Cape Town 030. Order

Dead Pan, Namibia 064 Order

Namibia 031. Order

Trek Fishing Hut 032. Order

Treck Fishing, Fish Hoek 094 Order

Ghost Town, Namibia 041 Order

Lone Rider, Noordhoek 042

Jogger, Noordhoek 066 Order

Kommetjie 091 Order

Kalk Bay Harbor 093 Order

Acacia, Namibia 043

Silver mine 044

Slangkop BW 045

Wilderness Train Tracks 046

 Print sizes and price list

Standard print size


Canola Field, Philadelphia 068

Canola Field, Philadelphia 077

Slangkop 033 Order

Cape Town at night 87 Order

Cape Town Sunset 076 Order

Malmsbury Windpump 038

Darling Canola Fields B&W 040 Order

Tweleve Apsotles 028 Order

Bo Kaap 053

Bo Kaap 054

Namibian Dune 94

Holding Hands 019. Order

Hugging 047

Boulders Penguins 048

Attitude 049

Big Bay 050

Kakapo, Long Beach, Noordhoek 098

Noordhoek 091

Camps Bay 051

Cape Point 052

Chapmans Peak Drive 053

Cape Agulhas wreck 90 Order

Noordhoek 056

Franschhoek 057

Cape Town 88 Order

Cape Town 058

Lions Head 86 Order

Cape Town by night 020 . Order

Fish Hoek 021. Order

Muizenberg Huts 097 Order

Muizenberg Huts 022. Order

Paternoster boat 023. Order

Noordhoek Dunes 024. Order

Glen Cairn 026. Order

King Protea 028 Order

King Protea 034

89 Order

78 Order

79 Order

80 Order

81 Order

82 Order

Namaqualand Daisy 89 Order

83 Order

Aloe 92

Springbok 87 Order

84 Order

85 Order

Cape Buffalo 97

Boulders 092 Order

Biography by Leigh Nolte


Matthew is one of Cape Town’s most renowned black and white photographers.

 Rich with motion and mood, his work pays homage to the Southern Cape’s rocky coast lines and its inhabitants, vast beaches and sweeping skies, as well as fog drenched Cape winter mornings and ramshackle up-country homesteads. 

These scenes he has expertly captured in his series of photographic essays

“Moods of the Cape”.

Matthew’s work is sophisticated, soft, intriguing, and impressively varied.  

His portfolio features his unique photographic interpretation of some of the Western Cape’s most distinctive landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point.

 Matthew’s method of choice is to shoot in film leaving his images unaltered, using Hasselblad camera for the greater portion of his work, most notably his landscapes.

 Immensely popular, his photography is a feature in many homes, boardrooms and hotels both in South Africa and internationally as far as Europe and the United States.

 Originally from Yorkshire, he studied photography at the prestigious New York Institute of Photography and then furthered his expertise in London.

So enchanted with the Fairest Cape after a visit in 1995, he decided to make Cape Town his permanent home. His chosen medium of black and white photography was inspired by the great exponent of the same, Frank Meadow Sutcliffe who captured his iconic images in and around Whitby, Yorkshire at the turn of the century.