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Friday, March 30, 2012

The Taiwan Photographer - Rich J. Matheson

It's not very often that I get to shout out to a good friend whom I've known all the way back in high-school. We had some good times at Terry Fox Senior Secondary. My friend Rich J. Matheson, otherwise known to most photographic circles as "The Taiwan Photographer" has made his name in travel photography and commercial photography in Taiwan. It's a long life trek from Port Coquitlam (where we both knew each other in high school) to a life in Taiwan, but he has made a mark in professional photography.

I remember my friend, Rich, as a jock football player and an all-around terrific nice guy. To a guy who came into Terry Fox midway through the term when friendships were already established, I was welcomed by Rich and his fellow football players. The one and a half years that I spent at Terry Fox Senior and graduating with the classmates in 1989 were probably the best year and a half of my life.

I'm glad that Rich has achieved incredible success as a professional photographer and wish him the very best in his endeavors. I'm honored that he's my friend. And it gives me great pleasure to give him a shout-out in my blog (not that he needs the publicity because he's made it). His photos are incredible. His travel photography leaps out in a way that captures the essence of Taiwan and the places internationally that he has seen.

Here is his website. Take a look, if you are in photography, draw some inspiration from it because Rich's photography inspires me to get even better as a photographer myself. The Taiwan Photographer website.

Thank you, Rich. Not only have we shared a good friendship in high-school, but you are a photographic inspiration. Thank you, my friend.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Haruo. Thanks for such a glowing report! I wish I had 'made it' but, as you know, freelancers rarely make it. We always have to keep working to get the next job. Keeps us on our toes.
    I'm happy we have decided to follow the same path, albeit on different sides of the world, and that our friendship is still strong after all these years!