about

My name is Matt Ulfelder. I own and operate the website you are traversing currently. I was born, raised, and currently reside in Orange County, California. I've had an interest in photography as far back as I can remember; I wasn't caught dead without a disposable camera in hand. When I was in middle school I got my hands on an old Konica 35mm SLR camera and shot my first roll of film. After some time between bouncing around hobbies and various sports I rediscovered photography while taking screenshots of the video game Forza Motorsport which taught me a lot about composition and camera effects. Soon after, I bought my first digital SLR and things took off from there.

I spent a lot of time learning photography techniques photographing local punk/hardcore concerts. From this I've come to know that I enjoy capturing anything & everything motion. Through connections I met the web editor for a local magazine which gave me media access to events all over Orange County. From that I've concentrated my work on live music and motorsports.

As a visual reporter it is my goal to tell a story through my photographs. The cliché states that a picture is worth a thousand words and I feel it is my job to surpass that.

 

 

 

 

Experience:

Mihaylo College of Business & Economics, Fullerton, California February 2017 - Present

Student Assistant; Photographer

TEN: The Enthusiast Network, Santa Ana, California February, 2017 - Present

Editorial Intern; Photographer

OCWeekly.comOrange County, California August, 2011 - January, 2017

Freelance Photographer; Photojournalist

AMDrift.com, West Coast, United States June, 2013 - October - 2015

Motorsports Photojournalist

Turville Photography, Santa Ana, California January, 2014 – September, 2014

Photo Retoucher; Studio Assistant; Framer