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At the Edge of the World

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” Haruki Murakami

I love these words by Mr Murakami. When I created this picture I imagined a character one step from edge, one step from the beginning (the cliché) but also one step from returning to the world she knew. This step backward is symbolized by a featureless hole, an intractable compulsion to let the edge be and be happy with what she has and what she can expect and a dangerous alternative to redefining boundaries.

How many times have you found yourself on this narrow ledge? How many excuses have you conjured for not looking over it?


The Elevator!  I risked disappearing  into that hole for this picture.  Wild!


Photo: Captured on the North Shore of Oahu at a feature called “The Elevator.”  It is a lava tube, 10′ across and 20′ down.  It splits into multiple tubes under water.  In the summer, when the North Shore of Oahu is waveless, you can dive this place .  Prints are available up to 42″


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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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Chelsey+Dan: A Romantic Elopement in Hawaii

Chelsey and Daniel elope in Nu'uanu Valley.

The allure of Hawaii to newlyweds is romance and adventure.  What could be more romantic than exchanging vows in Hawaii’s majestic rainforest beneath open air of ruins in Nu’uanu valley?  What could be more adventurous than finding a private waterfall to toast to your new life with your spouse? Continue reading »

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