Matthew Suarez, a.k.a. Matingas, is a writer, musician and photographer who worked in Los Angeles as paparazzo for Bauer-Griffin and National Photo Group (2007-2011). His celebrity pictures printed in newspapers and magazines all over the world.
As a writer, Matthew contributes to the San Diego Reader with stories about Tijuana, the border, Baja and music reviews.
As a musician, he holds a BA degree in classical guitar under the tutelage of O. Nicholas Ratts from Saint John’s University. He has performed in weddings, upscale dining restaurants and more. He’s available for hiring. He is also part of several music projects, including his own band Donkey Chow and a sub guitarist/bassist for San Diego’s oldest big band, RockinJazzBigBand.
Matingas is the creator of Tijuana Adventure, nighttime tours of TJ.
He also gives private guitar lessons and gives photojournalism courses, re-telling his experiences in Los Angeles.