About

My name is Matthew Ashton. I run a sports photographic agency called AMA Sports Photo Agency based in England.

We provide images to art directors, creative types, newspaper picture desks and magazine editors.

© MATTHEW ASHTON / AMA SPORTS PHOTO AGENCY

We have our own self-written online archive housing our images and syndicate them around the world using our system we like to call CindyKate.

AMA are the official photographers of Shrewsbury Town FC, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton FC.

We have some cool clients and basically drive and fly around Europe and sometimes the globe documenting football matches.

We battle daily with more powerful agencies, but our philosophy is that as long as the best picture is used and not what the accountant says then we are happy!

I have personally photographed football in nearly 90 countries and was an official photographer of the UEFA Champions League as well as FIFA.

Regardless of all the UEFA Champions League Finals, J-League matches, Serie A games and tournaments like the African Nations Cup, Asian Cups and Euro tournaments, I am most happy photographing Welsh Football or my beloved Shrewsbury Town. I may have been to the San Siro 62 times at the last count, but nothing beats coming home and shooting a team you care about.

Please Note : Our website is for B2B clients only. That means only true professional picture buyers. Although it is flattering people stealing our pictures and publishing them elsewhere, this does not pay the bills.

This blog started out as a basic “what did you get up to when you were away” kind of thing to my friends who thought I was on holiday all the time!

Personal website

www.matthewashton.com

10 responses to “About

  1. Hi Matthew,

    Just come across your blog. Superb start. Might not be a whole load of stuff in the summer, but your wit will carry. Top banana.

  2. Hi Matthew! This is Valdecir, a photographer from São Paulo, Brazil. Just found ur blog. I will be following it bcoz I’m a super fan of Soccer (Futebol to me). I would like to say congrats 4 the initiative to start blogging about the Photographers View of the World Cup and ask u to post bigger photos 😀

    Regards mate!

    Keep in touch!

  3. Hi Matthew,

    I’ll be following your blog. Loved the picture of the stfc flag. I’d missed it on HD (along with the goal!) and friends had texted to say they’d seen it, so thanks. Joe Hart for England!

    Steve

  4. Hi Matthew,
    This is Zulkifle, photojournalist from Malaysia, just found your your blog while searching info for World Football 2010, great, keep it up!
    Congratulation for creating this unique photographers blog! great, keep it up! like it to read and see more pictures about other thing beside the game, specially special things that tv didnt cover….will spread you blog to others!

  5. Hello Matthew, nice blog, being Brazilian and an obvious football fan, besides an amateur photog makes it even more interesting to me. Well, too bad for England today, I still think the 2nd goal would have make a difference.

    On question: how do you see the Canon x Nikon rivalry from the practinioner’s pov? It seems there aremore black lenses these days in football matches, compared to the Italy’s WC 4y ago.

  6. Hi Matthew, very interesting to read your perspective as a foreign photographer here in SA.. I’m a Joburg based photographer having photographed many of the stadiums during the construction phase. Watching the games has been limited to fan parks and the telly so far, would have loved to be there on the side of the pitch!
    Contact me by email if you’d be interested in meeting up while you’re here..

  7. Hi Matthew, very interesting to read your perspective as a foreign photographer here in SA.. I’m a Joburg based photographer having photographed many of the stadiums during the construction phase. Watching the games has been limited to fan parks and the telly so far, would have loved to be there on the side of the pitch!Contact me by email if you’d be interested in meeting up while you’re here..
    +1

  8. Hey Matt, just come across the blog and would like to say you are the biggest fuckwit ever, youre such a condescending wanker

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