Over the past 9 years Matt Chenot has taken the form of a student at Brooks Institute, hitch-hiker in New Zealand and English teacher in South Korea all the while working as a freelance or in-house photographer. Inspired by the infinite possibilities of life he enjoys the expression of creativity through any means possible.




Matt graduates with a B.A. in Professional Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography. Sad to leave beautiful Santa Barbara he moves back to beautiful Orange County working for  Foto Cielo as a wedding photographer and as a studio assistant for Turville Photography a high end family photography studio.


As a freelance photographer Matt worked on a variety of content for a range of clients including the surf & outdoors companies, commercial & adventure lifestyle product companies, architectural and family. Some clients include Matix Clothing, Gorjana, First Team Real Estate, Raskulz, Icons of Surf, Kreedom Eyewear and others.


Matt takes a year to teach English abroad in South Korea. 


After building and launching the The Photo Booth Machine Matt moved to Phoenix to lead the Creative Content team at Tuft & Needle where he worked in collaboration with creative agency Grand Army.


Always seeking to learn and grow in new ways Matt takes 6 months to design, produce and launch an ultralight camp shovel for Backpackers. He currently resides in Orange County, CA where he can be found trail running, surfing and working on his businesses of photography and backing equipment.