"Self-taught, Matsu’s early work centred around the Perth music scene. A love for the combination of light and colour mixed with the drama of a dynamic stage fueled his journey into visual storytelling. This passion for music and stories evolved from stills into the moving image and directing. Matsu has been able to form strong working relations with artists and record labels alike.
Forever looking for new images and stories Matsu’s work opened up into the wider world and new creative roles. Matsu nationally published a photo booked through Fremantle Press and Penguin titled ‘Dust’ that documented the life of station workers in outback Western Australia. A love for sharing and giving back to WA has seen Matsu spend time holding workshops for various community and educational programs and supporting organisations like RTRFM, Community Arts Network and The Arthritis Foundation. In 2017 & 2018 Matsu took out the Diamond Skull Commercial Photographer of the Year and the WAM Press Photo of the Year 2017 & 2018.
With great passion and flexibility in his approach, Matsu has been able to apply his knowledge and skillsets commercially as Director, Director of Photography and Photographer. Matsu’s impressive list of projects and clients include Flume, Warner Music, Universal/EMI, Future Classic, Horrorshow Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association, Eskimo Joe, Curtin University, City of Fremantle Tourism, the Department of Education, Gage Roads, Reebok, Adidas, Puma, Highs and Lows, Toyota, Surf Life Saving WA and more."
Matsu is Inspired by the spiritual practice of Falun Gong, a deep and continued love of Japan and their philosophies surrounding craftmanship and dedication to art. These ideas flow through into Matsu’s work via his use of colour, composition and light. He is always looking for heart, honesty, thoughtfulness and bold, ambitious expression within his work. Why worry if the cup is half full or half empty when you can throw the cup away and drink from the waterfall."
Falun Gong is currently and unfairly persecuted by the Chinese Communist Government. With torture, kidnappings and live organ harvesting currently happening on mass. To learn more
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