Tim Matsui

I'm an Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist and producer focusing on human trafficking, alternative energy, and the environment.


I tell stories for non-profits, news organizations, and, for companies, I specialize in social media-ready projects relating to corporate social responsibility .


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Contact: +1.206.409.3069 | tim@timmatsui.com

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While Squamish didn’t quite work out, Index came through. Hard, satisfying climbing with great former Seattle friends and surprise appearances by others. And then, there’s evenings by the river like this. #summerbreak #oldfriends #index #climbing #pnw #seattle #rivertime #mountain #landscape #sunset @jenna_w_johnson @brendanmcarroll

Custom piñata straight from Guatemala, bigger than the one-year-old it’s for. They know how to make ‘em right.
#birthday #party #piñata #summer #evening #sunlight #seattle #guatemala

Last summer I stood here, a guest of @benjdrummond at their cute house. I went mountain biking through burned out forest, not thinking that a year later the fires would be at their doorstep. And this from wildland fire qualified visual journalists who’ve worked extensively on climate change.
// by @benjdrummond “The big ‘un drops above our barn on Upper Beaver Creek. #carltoncomplex #cougarflats #wildfire #wildlandfire #firefighter #fireretardent #aviation #twisp via @PhotoRepost_app

If you’re a visual storyteller or represent an organization with a message to share, join me at this conference! The roster of speakers is incredible, the networking rich, and you’ll get to hear more about the @alexiafoundation grant I won. It allowed me to make this image, a film with @mediastorm and lead to the @fledlingfund grant as part of my project @leavingthelife

by @blueearthphoto : Join Blue Earth September 25-27 in Seattle for our third annual event Collaborations for Cause. C4C will bring together nonprofits, photographers, change-makers, and communication professionals to discuss the collaborative future of storytelling. www.blueearth.org/conference/2014/ #C4C14 #blueearthphoto #Seattle #photography #changemakers #visualstorytelling #journalism #photojournalism #filmmaker #dmst #csec #socialjustice #humanrights #environmental

I don’t always get up for the sunrise, but when I do, I’m probably trying to beat the sunset.

A sun-kissed Ingalls Peak from near Goat Pass, partway into a long day in the alpine.
#alpine #climbing #alpinestart #sunrise #mtstuart #ingallspeak #cascades #alpinelakeswilderness #leavenworth #seattle #pnw #mountain #landscape

A 13 year reunion.
The full north ridge of Mt. Stuart, car-to-car in a day. I probably should have warmed up for my first alpine rock of the season, but then again I was looking for a beautiful position in the mountains, physical exhaustion, and a feeling of personal accomplishment.

For perspective, the half ridge variant is often done as a 2-3 day trip (the bivouacs look stunning, and just *might* be worth carrying the extra weight). When I first did the full ridge, it was barely in a day (23:45). Yesterday we did it in 15:30, two-and-a-half hours faster than my partner, Dan’s, best time. Evidence of experience gained? However, some of the mutant climbers we know have sub-seven hour times.

Fast or slow, the North Ridge of Mt. Stuart is a high quality alpine climb, of moderate technical ability, on some of the best granite in Washington’s Cascade mountains. And well worth a repeat, even 13 years later.
#alpine #climb #mtstuart #northridge #alpinelakeswilderness #mountain #landscape #rugged #cascades #summer #leavenworth #seattle #pnw #inaday #totallyworked

This morning.
Dawn reflected in a partly frozen Ingalls Lake on the way to climb Mt. Stuart. We missed the super moon, but a nearly full one lit the way until the eastern sky turned. #alpinelakeswilderness #ingalls #lake #mtstuart #alpinestart #climb #sunrise #dawn #waytooearly #totallyworked #satisfied

Babe in Arms.
9-year-old Ruby holds two-and-a-half week Pearl during a family style climbing session at Index. In spite of the rain, pitches were had, kids had fun, and a bunch of old climbing partners were able to swap belays. #index #climbing #climbindex #climbinglife #summer #oldfriends #seattle #pnw #familystyle #babies #outdoors @meganbjepson @marshallbalick

The Index scene.
7-year-old Clyde giving it some scale. Some things at the Index parking lot never change. #truck #liftkit #index #climbindex #climbinglife #4x4

Off Width.
@kassandraverb leading into the 5.9 offwidth/layback of GM with the .10a fingers-hands-fists of Heart of the Country. Index, day two. #climb #climbing #climbindex #index #seattle #pnw #lead #buttshot