Mattingly admits he is not always a realist in photography. Sometimes he likes to apply creative and artistic elements to his work and feels he has accomplished his goal if the viewer asks, “Is this a photograph or painting?”
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During his time at Caterpillar, he traveled extensively which sparked his love of travel and interest in photography. Since retiring ten years ago, this love for travel and taking photos has developed into a passion. He continues to be an avid traveler, having been to 15 different countries, including Italy 19 times.
Mattingly resides in Washington, Illinois with his wife of 47 years. He has taught several photography classes for Bradley University’s OLLI program. Some of his work has been shown in several locations in Central Illinois, including Exhibit A Art Gallery in Peoria Heights, Illinois, the Peoria Art Festival, and an exhibit in Lisle, Illinois.