Logan’s Newborn Photos

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Logan is here !  #matiasclan newborn portrait photo by Jason Matias

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Half way through Iowa

Wow, the sands of my time in Iowa have been draining fast.  Two and a half weeks in; one and a half weeks to go.  One week until my presentation at the University of Iowa!   Too soon!  Its been a productive time, I think.  I’ve finished nine works with many more in the works and had a baby!

Tiffany and Logan
   I promise not to flood my Facebook page and Instagram with baby photos, but Logan is a photogenic dude!  He was born on a warm Monday afternoon at 1:22 in Des Moines. I’ll write more about this amazing day soon!

When I’m not trying to teach Logan how to compose my images or rambling about aerodynamics and my favorite book, The Edge of Physics, I have been doing what I love- looking for beauty in Iowa.  I must say, it hasn’t been too difficult.  Today, while we were driving from Lacona to Des Moines for a check up at Methodist Hospital I had to stop and capture a giant tree in an even larger field shrouded in fog.  We were late, but it was worth it.  What I’m trying to say is that every thing, everywhere, can be beautiful.  The right perspective and frame of mind combined with the willingness to stretch your horizons, both actual and conceptual, will lead to new discoveries and rediscoveries of the world around you.  That is the driving force behind my photography, it is my personal challenge:  share the moments that inspire you to see the beauty of the world that envelopes you.

Photographing Iowa by Jason Matias

Nine finished images from the greater Des Moines Area

Unfortunately, I won’t have too much time to capture and create before my presentation on the 11th.  My presentation at the University of Iowa will be on Friday at 5pm in the Illinois Room.  The event is free.  I will be speaking about my story and how I landed on this career path as well as discussing the theory behind my images and I will introduce post processing in depth.  I will also be sharing my portfolio and fielding any curveballs you can throw my way.  It should be fun!
Later this month the adventure continues in NYC at RAW Artists Presents: Spectrum   This show promises to be spectacular.  I will be showing my work in a gallery showing style along side a dozen+ artists, fashion designers, and musicians.  The waiting list to present their craft at this show is over two years!  The artists showing work here are very talented and extremely dedicated.  Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.  See the attached flyer for details!
Today, Friday the 4th, is the last day of the initial release sale of Kualoa Dock.  Available in color and black and white.
Kualoa Ranch and dock by Jason Matias

Initial release pieces available for 20% off until April 4th

I hope to meet many of you along my travels this summer.  I intend to share the journey each step along the way directly though email, Facebook  Instagram  and Twitter.  You can join me along the way by investing in the art here (and get a great deal on the art).    Mahalo to everyone who has invested so far,  I’m 20% toward my goal!
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Iowa, first impressions

I told the people at Dunkin Donuts that I was from Hawaii and they looked at me like I was an alien.  The whole counter literally stopped working for an uncomfortable moment.   Continue reading »

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Doing What You Love

Help me continue doing what I love so that I can continue giving you what you love.


I am taking my work and photography on a trip around the world and I’m inviting everyone to come with me.  Help me bring home the best images, stories, and experiences with my camera over the next few months by investing in my photography, vision, and art.

In return, I will give you 2:1 on your investment toward anything I offer on photography:  Prints, Workshops, Portrait and Family Sessions, Tutorials.

This adventure is sparked by the coming of my son, Logan, into the world.  Above all, in this modern family that we are creating, I want to be an inspiration to him.  His parents are artists; successful artists must sell art to survive.  This trip’s purpose is to do just that.  Seek out exposure and reveal my work to as many eyes as possile while building a worldly portfolio.  To that end, I am speaking at the University of Iowa’s photography school on April 11th.  On April 25th I am showing work at Spectrum, a RAW art show at the Cutting Room in Manhattan, NY.  With your help I’ll be able to line up meetings and art shows in Dubai and bridge my trip from the Philippines to Cambodia and Vietnam before monsoon season begins.

Mahalo for your kokua.

Please support the art at www.gofundme.com/jasonmatias

Many thanks,


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