A Little More About The Man Behind The Camera
Hey there! I’m BJ Matthews, an adventure-loving photographer from Arkansas, and I’ve had an obsession with taking photos since I picked up my first film camera back in 1997. I began my career in weddings working at a studio in my hometown. Fast-forward eight years and here I am, still just as obsessed with human connection as I was back when I shot my first wedding. My work is driven by raw, honest moments full of emotion.
It's hard to explain who I am, who I was, and who I'm becoming in a few paragraphs. I'm a whole lot of things all rolled into one. I'm your typical mid-20s kid, learning to do life the best I know how. I'm a hustler. I'm a workaholic sometimes. I love my family, my friends, and all of the adopted families I've been welcomed into while capturing big moments for people. I love what I do and I wouldn't change it for the world.
Full of wanderlust and a deep curiosity about life, I spend as much time as possible traveling. It’s nothing short of a privilege to be able to immerse myself in situations that allow me to witness personal discovery, freedom and love. Photography affords me that privilege often.
When it comes to downtime, I like to study the effects of wine on the human body, work on thinning down my Netflix queue, and catch as many sunsets as possible. I’m also really into marathons (of the Harry Potter variety), Mexican food, and cheap beer.