Project Title: The Absent Hunter


Scrolling through my Instagram feed, Matt Hunter’s images clearly stand out. Not necessarily for what is in them, but more for what is absent. Many of his photos are of beautiful winding singletrack; flowy lines crisply edged with green, weaving through forests and open meadows. They are the kind of trail experience that everyone can get excited about. What’s missing in these photos however, is the rider – Matt, or anyone else for that matter. Matt recalls being inspired by a poster he saw years ago of an empty wave in a restaurant bathroom. “I thought it was so cool. The absence of a surfer left the interpretation up to viewer and their imagination.”