Jim my one comment about this post is that many people are saying such things as "like so and so ...." or in the style of ----
To me that actually defeats the purpose of discussing the image.
It almost reduces the image to something with little or no merit of its own. A comparison with another photographer suggests [to me] that the photographer was influenced and as such has little ability other than to copy another theme or idea.
It is a wonderful image. Regardless of the time it was taken or who by.
Because Matt is an "unknown" -- his work to me has a power that isn't influenced by the hype attributed to the greats of the past -- and they definately were.
Personally I would prefer in this thread to look at images from past photographers.
Nice image Matt it has a Sci Fi feel for me but I don't know why.