Rick Matthews is an award winning photographer with a passion for world travel and outdoor adventure, both of which are evident in his photography. Recognized as one of the top water sports photographers in North America, Matthews was the official photographer for the World Europe Class Sailing Championships held in Hamilton and for Rapid Media at the World’s Freestyle Kayak Championships in Spain and the World Slalom Championships in Maryland.
His images have appeared on the covers of such publications as Adventure Kayak, Rapid, Canoeroots, Kanawa, and Paddler. His commercial clients include Delta Kayaks, Bluewater Canoes, Formula Kayaks, Werner and Aqua-Bound Paddles, Evergreen Canoes and Salus Marine Wear. His unique ability to capture images of people at work and play has lead to special projects with clients such as teacher federations and book publishers.