Aaron Matheson, Photographer

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Aaron Matheson was born in a two room log cabin in the woods of Middle Tennessee. He grew up in a small town about an hour south of Nashville. As a boy Aaron loved being outside, drawing and building model cars. Whether he was getting lost in the woods around his family’s farm or playing in his father’s workshop, he was always outside.

Art was very important to Aaron growing up. If he wasn’t outside he would go into his room and draw or paint for hours. It wasn’t until he was a teenager that he got his first camera. Aaron initially wanted a camera to take pictures with his friends, but as he played and began to learn about photography it quickly took hold and became a passion.

Aaron while deep water soloing in Thailand.

Aaron while deep water soloing in Thailand.

In 2005, Aaron enrolled in Nossi College of Art pursuing a degree in photography. At Nossi, Aaron was introduced to some incredibly talented people and mentors, including the friend who showed Aaron his second passion—rock climbing. Aaron quickly began merging his passion of photography with his passion for climbing shooting images of both amateur and professional climbers and advertising images for the local climbing gym.

After graduation, Aaron was hired to shoot product photography for a Nashville-based advertising agency and then went on to work for a well-known commercial photographer, learning the intricacies of shooting and editing commercial and architectural photography. In 2010, Aaron decided to turn his passion for climbing into a full-time job and began climbing radio and TV towers as a lighting technician. This job let Aaron travel all over the United States, and his camera was always with him at the top of the tower where he captured some of his most inspiring landscape and environmental images to date.

In 2013, Aaron and his wife decided it was time for a change of scenery and made the move from Nashville, TN to Seattle, WA to find new adventures in the Northwest. Settling in Seattle, they split their time between the city, the water and the mountains.

Aaron always has his eyes open for a new perspective or “the shot”, and will stop at nothing to get it.


Client List

  • Represented by Third & Wall Art Group
  • Annie Williams
  • Brayak Media
  • Climb Nashville
  • Urban Rocks
  • Gresham, Smith & Partners
  • Richards & Richards
  • Within U llc.
  • Climbing Magazine
  • Rock and Ice Magazine
  • DPM Climbing
  • Prana
  • Adidas Outdoors
  • Richards & Richards
  • mimijumi
  • Roux Maison
  • Tower Beacon llc
  • Strobe Tech llc
  • Art With Heart
  • Forte Research
  • Jackalope Brewing Company
  • Matheson Stone Masonry
  • Michael Cronin Acoustic Construction
  • University of Phoenix
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Better Properties Phinney
  • Four Star Manufacturing Inc.
  • American Cancer Society: Hope Lodge
  • Reel Rock Film Tour: Nashville

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