Matthew Tangeman | Adventure Photography Matthew Tangeman | Adventure Photography


Ramblin' and scramblin'. Ilana Newman photo.

As a young kid, I was somehow entrusted with the camera on numerous family hiking trips. On my first backpacking trip away from my parents, I overloaded the memory card because I wanted them to experience the journey the way I did. I was just a wide-eyed 12 year old with so much still to learn about the mountains, photography, and life (still do), but I had a story to tell and I did it the best way I knew how.

I've found inspiration in the high windswept alpine, the endless sandstone desert, and the misty Northwest forests, always looking through the lens for new ways to bring that experience back home. I thrive off the freedom of expression that climbing, backcountry skiing, and storytelling all give me.

I'm currently based in Bellingham, WA, where I graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Visual Journalism. I'm open to commercial and editorial assignments in the Northwest and beyond, and would love to work with you. Let's make it happen.