About Me

I performed for the US Navy's Hispanic Heritage Event
Matingas performed for the US Navy’s Hispanic Heritage Event in 2014


Matthew Suarez, a.k.a. Matingas, is a photographer, writer, and musician 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 and photographer, 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.


One thought on “About Me

  1. I really like your diversity; I stumbled upon your page through the belikewaters blog!
    I look forward to reading more. Until then, keep steady and breathe easy!

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