Playboy Taps Matthew Doyle as Photo Director

Jan 6, 2010 8:00 AM PST
CHICAGO — Playboy Enterprises has named Matthew Doyle as Playboy's photo director.

Doyle will be responsible for the acquisition of photography for Playboy magazine as well as oversight of all still photography for the company.

He reports to Hugh Hefner, Playboy’s founder and editor-in-chief and chief creative officer, and Playboy Art Director Rob Wilson.

He will be based at the company's headquarters in Chicago.

"In our increasingly visual world, Matt understands the significance of exceptional photography and imagery for print media," Wilson said. "His experience with still life, advertising, celebrity and documentary photography has developed his keen eye for compelling images."

Doyle joins Playboy from Complex magazine, which he helped launch in 2001 and where he was photo director and chief photographer.

"The pages of Playboy bring a modern visual style to readers that expect the highest quality images and editorial content," said Jimmy Jellinek, editorial director of Playboy magazine and Playboy.com. "Matt's ardent sense of composition and style will complement Playboy's aesthetic."

Doyle is a graduate of Bernard Baruch College with a degree in journalism.

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