The 100

Introducing #40: Matt Locke

January 14, 2012

Introducing Matt Locke

Tell us a little bit about yourself
I live in Brighton, have 2 kids and run Storythings & The Story conference.
I studied fine art photography at Glasgow School of Art, and still take photos using digital and analogue cameras. I’ve worked as a curator and commissioning editor for the last few decades, and love nothing more than working with talented, creative people and helping them make incredible work.

What one thing are you most proud of in your 40 years so far?
Having grown up in a family of all boys, having two daughters is completely unknown territory. So the fact they seem to be turning out alright so far is a source of constant amazement and I’m very proud of them.

What one thing do you hope to do before you’re 100 years old?
I’d like to help really talented make the kind of work that people will be talking about for years to come. The great thing about working with culture is that no-one really knows what will endure. But sometimes you get to work on projects that just take your breath away, and make you look at the world in a different way. I’d love to be able to say I’ve worked on a few projects like that when I’m 100.

What one piece of advice would you give your 10 year old self?
The Dragon 32 you got for xmas and have spent all your time mucking around on – it might not be cool now, but it’s actually the seed of pretty much everything you’ll do in your future career.