Hi... I'm a jack of all trades. Well, maybe just a few. Let me explain... I used to be an extreme sports athlete. From that I learnt a lot about filming and photography, and became a professional model, representing brands big and small, from Audi to Virgin. From that I learnt even more about photography, TV and film.
As a photographer, my aim is to take beautiful photos without recourse to lots of Photoshop. I will, of course, undertake retouching, change colours or airbrush away that annoying chandelier, but it's better for everyone to take the photo right in the first place, and the photographers I admire the most are the ones who can do just that!
Because of my background, I have two advantages over many photographers. I can offer first-hand advice to people who are'nt experienced in front of the lens. And I can access and work in extreme environments, whether up a mountain or in heavy seas.
I will never stop learning and exploring, even though my photos already feature in publications from Haynes Manuals to Vogue!http://mattos.tv