Matthew Chen is an international award winning freelance photographer, producer, and retoucher, specializing in portraiture, sport, and fashion.
Advertising and editorial clients seek out Matthew’s expertise in bridging the world of art and commerce. From artistic consulting to image creation, he guides clients through the entire process.
Matthew has worked in Europe, US, Canada, and Asia, where he collaborates with some of the world's top advertising agencies. His work has gained recognition on some of the most well known award platforms - such as Lürzer's Archive.
Matthew is based in Vancouver, but travels regularly for assignments. Some of his favourite places include Italy and Singapore.
Daryl Gardiner, Creative Director, DDB:
"Matthew was extremely motivated and collaborative. He has a keen sense of composition and a fresh perspective. I would definitely consider him for future projects and would recommend him to anyone."
Mark Nishiguchi, Creative Director, Noise Digital:
"Matthew worked with us to direct and produce an internal staff photoshoot. He's creative and showed a lot of initiative to come up with something unique. He's easy to work with, professional, and lots of fun. We'll work with him again, I'm certain".
Thomas Stringham, Creative Director, Hot Tomali:
"Matthew has a great eye, and a real ability to capture powerful images. On a recent project he pulled together a complex shoot for us involving multiple locations, plates and compositing—he did this in a very short period of time, and the results were fantastic."
George Lin, Art Director, Cossette:
"When I hired Matthew for a project last summer, I immediately felt the value he brought to the team. He was driven, resourceful and very easy to work with. We ended up having a fun shoot, and everyone at the agency loved the work. If you want someone you can trust to always give you his best, hire Matthew!"
Mike Catherall, Creative Director, Immersion Creative:
"Matthew is great to work with. Professional. Good ideas. An eye for fashion. He immediately puts his subjects at ease and brings out the best in his models."