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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Evening Walk.
After finishing “The Valkyrie,” @aidanhaley is looking at a descent of around 5000’ and six or seven miles to get back to the car. And the beers. A fine day for all. With @ad_wyatt
#latergram #alpine #climb #descent #enchantments #cascades #leavenworth #seattle #pnw #summer #mountain #landscape

Exposure.
High up Enchantment Peak on “The Valkyrie,” @ad_wyatt of @seattleboulderingproject turns the corner to continue up another delicious hand crack. Although only 1000’ in length, or six roped pitches, each one is high quality, creative, and features some of the best alpine granite the Cascades have to offer. With @aidanhaley of @ducttapethenbeer and the Enchantments plateau on the horizon.
#latergram #alpine #climbing #exposure #steep #landscape #enchantments #cascades #leavenworth #seattle #pnw #valkyrie #whoopsandhollers

Dragontail Peak.
The northeast aspect of this mile-wide mountain, whose summit sits at 8840’, from high up the side of Enchantment Peak yesterday. Dragontail was an early alpine test piece for myself and my partners, on rock during the summer, and ice in the winter. Some epics were had.
#latergram #alpine #climb #mountain #landscape #portrait #rugged #cascades #enchantments #leavenworth #seattle #pnw #bw #blackandwhite

Optional Off-Width.
“My-toes-hurt” @aidanhaley of @ducttapethenbeer eschewing the face climbing for the wide crack. 300’ below, an ankle-chewing, arm-bar demanding, bonafide off-width is a mandatory part of “Valkyrie-Valkyrie,” a route so good we think it should be named twice. With @ad_wyatt of @seattleboulderingproject on Enchantment Peak yesterday. #latergram #alpine #climb #cascades #enchantments #leavenworth #seattle #pnw #offwidthsareawesome

Alpine Start.
Up before dawn, make the coffee. Pack ready, hit the trail.
Heading to climb the Valkyrie on the flank of Enchantment Peak yesterday, passing Colchuck Lake with @ad_wyatt of @seattleboulderingproject and @aidanhaley of @ducttapethenbeer. Much psych for some beautiful pitches in the alpine.
#latergram #yesterdaygram #alpine #climb #cascades #enchantments #landscape #sunrise #leavenworth #seattle #pnw #schnitzlefest

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