Mathew was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Soon after graduating high school, he decided it was time to leave Portland, so he packed a suitcase and purchased a Greyhound ticket to San Francisco. After a few “figuring it all out” moments, he began taking classes at the Academy of Art where he decided it was time to pursue his passion for photography. He hasn’t looked back since. He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco working as a portrait / lifestyle photographer for editorial and commercial clients.