Hello world. My name is Gabriel Mattei and I am a geophysicist, photographer, hiker, camper, and overall outdoor enthusiast. I was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, and now work has brought me to Houston, Texas.
I've always been the one in the group with the point and shoot camera, documenting every trip. I always told myself "this is just a hobby, I don't need a real camera". And boy how wrong I was. In 2012 I got my first Sony mirror-less (Sony Nex-F3) and I loved it. I slowly got more into photography, learning the technical aspects of it and pushing myself to try new things whenever I took photos. In 2017 I decided to step into the next level, and I upgraded to a Sony a7ii, and an a7iii after that. And although I love playing with all sorts of gear, my favorite part is to learn and experiment with new compositions that capture the true essence of the moment.
One of the many reasons I love photography is not only because we can preserve certain moments, but because we can get different perspectives and magnify small details that would otherwise go unnoticed with an ordinary glance. To me, photography is more than a pretty picture. A good photo should transmit a feeling to the viewer, and that’s my aim.
I hope to capture many moments like these and share them with you as I go along. Prints, keepsakes, phone cases and a bunch of other cool stuff are available from this site if you wish to take a little piece home or gift to someone. You can also contact me with any collaboration requests, book shootings or ask any questions. Thank you for your support!