Husband and wife photographers, Matt Larson and Rebecca Sexton Larson, enjoy taking photo safaris to state parks for inspiration and to create new photographic works. As a project, they launched Boxfotos Airstream as a way to fund their travels and to create more opportunities to teach. Matt explains, "Having a 23’ Airstream as a mobile studio space allows us to travel more and create work.” In addition, he points out, using an Airstream as a mobile studio is more versatile then buying or renting a building space. “We can now reach a wider audience”. Although they often travel together on photo shoots, their photographs are not collaborative and both have their own style and creative vision. The art couple is quickly creating national attention with their Airstream and have been referred to as “Monsters of Mobile Art,” “Creative on Wheels” and “Art in a Box” by local, international media outlets and publications.
Rebecca was awarded Florida Individual Artist Fellowships in 1998, 2002, and 2008. In 2006, she received an Artist Enhancement Grant from the State of Florida and, in 2005, was commissioned by the City of Tampa to be Photographer Laureate for a year. She works with salt prints, handpainted van dyke images, bromoils and digital imaging.
Matt Larson has been working and playing with plastic toy cameras since the mid-90s. He currently works in the wet plate collodion and salt print processes. In 2018 Matt was the recipient of a Professional Development Grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County.