I grew up in Oregon with posters of Steve Prefontaine and Jerry Garcia on my bedroom wall. As soon as I got my driver's license I was packing up the Subaru station wagon every weekend with camping and fly fishing gear, exploring the mountains and deserts around the Pacific NW. While at the University of South Florida I was lucky enough to compete in a couple NCAA championships as a distance runner before graduating with a journalism degree and getting my first job shooting for the Tampa Bay Rays MLB team. I eventually decided to pursue my passion for fly fishing full-time, and moved to Key West where I started a charter fishing business. For the next 10 or so years I was a year round fly fishing guide splitting my time between the Florida Keys, SW Alaska and the Yellowstone area. Photography eventually started calling me back though, so I settled in Austin, Texas where I have been working as an editorial and commercial photographer and working on becoming a real-deal Texan ever since.
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About Matthew Johnson