From watching her mother meticulously apply her lipstick to observing kids’ face painters at Summer fetes, Mattie White was fascinated by the transformative power of makeup from a young age. Raised in Leicester, Mattie moved to London at the age of 18 to study makeup at the London College of Fashion, followed by an 18-month stint honing her craft by assisting Lucy Bridge.
Since going solo in 2016, Mattie has fast established herself as a unique and exciting creative talent. Taking much of her inspiration from feelings and emotions rather than purely visual cues, her dreamy work is instinctive and poetic in its approach.
Mattie has shot with Mel Bles, Nick Knight, Hugo Comte, Markn, Coco Capitan and Anders Edstrom for titles such as The Face, i-D, Arena Homme +, Replica Man and various international Vogue titles. Her commercial and celebrity clients include Camper, Burberry, Farfetch, Loewe, Selfridges, Zara, Maisie Williams, Celeste and Solange.