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I'm a recovering CEO turned independent photographer and writer. After spending most of my adult life in white collar roles, I’ve come to learn that my collar is actually quite blue. Though I projected the very image of success as a Harvard Business School-trained CEO building software companies for many years, I was far from happy. Photography saved my soul. 

I’m most content embracing my blue collar, navigating high-risk conflict zones, and capturing images that tell the stories everyone should know.

 

I prefer a photojournalistic aesthetic and much of my work is focused on shining a light on the darkness of racial and economic inequality. I've been fortunate enough to have my photos shown in Leica Fotografie International as Leica Master Shots, distributed and sold by gettyimages, featured on Shotkit.com and displayed at multiple gallery events, selling out every time. I've completed studies in Photojournalism with the New York Institute of Photography and am a member of the International Association of Press Photographers. ​

Though I didn't seek out to become a professional photographer & writer, I wouldn't change a thing. Photography feeds my soul and has taken me around the world, meeting and photographing the beautiful, strange and interesting people that inhabit it, and then telling their stories.

 

My life's been filled with adventures and experiences that I'm sure will send me to hell on a full scholarship. But for now, for me... this is as close as it gets to Heaven. 

You can read more about why I left CEO life to become a photographer and writer on my blog pages. 

MAT CHACON

PHOTOGRAPHER
/WRITER

AS FEATURED IN

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LANDSCAPE

GALLERY

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PORTRAIT

GALLERY

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STREET

GALLERY

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FROM:

Out of shape & over-

worked CEO

TO:

Happy & healthy

photographer / writer

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