Where were you born? Where do you live now?
Born in California, now live in Oregon.
Tell us a little about yourself, your hobbies, things you love.
Hello! I’m landscape and lifestyle photographer that travels non stop and shoots off the grid for a handful of companies including myself. I have a Chug puppy who is my co-pilot. I like camping, hiking, ocean beaches, music and good food.
Tell us about any accomplishments you have received over the years and/or goals you are trying to achieve.
I have been featured on shotkit.com, one of the bigger photo gear blogs. Also this year, published in a few mags, a photo annual (Click Mag) and I just won the US National parks photo contest for night skies. I also work at Everfest/Fest300 as a staff writer and photographer. I also have been shooting for a few lifestyle /outdoor clothing companies such as Scott Hawaii and Kast Yoga Outerwear. I also worked at Beloved festival, What the festival, Oregon Country fair and Symbiosis Eclipse as staff photographer. I had the opportunity to shoot for Beck this last August.
Why do you think you live a GutseyLife?
I am constantly on the go, eating healthy is a challenge. When I go backpacking and camping, I have limited space to bring my meals. I would love to help promote something that fits with my gear, tastes yummy and also caters to a healthy lifestyle.
How do you want to help/inspire others?
I inspire others to get out and explore, take care of our body by making healthier choices for our body and planet.
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Don't forget to check out Matte's awesome business Mstar Films Creative. Mstar Creative is based on the stunning Oregon coast but also books commercial video, photography and destinations events worldwide.
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