By the age of twelve Mr. Smith’s was working as a freelance photographer for local newspapers, shooting social events and conflagrations. He received his undergraduate education at the Art Institute of Chicago. While at the Institute he developed an interest in film and the archaic photographic techniques of the 19th century (some of which still haunt him today). Mr. Smith pursued these and other interests to the University of Arizona at Tucson. There he studied master prints and negatives in the collection of the Center for Creative Photography. Working with the celebrated Colossal Pictures in San Francisco as camera operator and creative on staff for the next several years, Don Matthew’s interests varied and led him to work with directors like Francis Ford Coppola. He had his photographic artists books collected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Los Angeles as well as published two iPhone Applications that are photographic in nature and he is currently adjunct faculty, teaching filmmaking to graduate students at the Academy of Art University. Don Matthew has been shooting and directing national spots for clients like Lexus, Nike, MTV, Disney and Honda to name but a few.