Matt Bansak is a passionate photographer and outdoor enthusiast, known for his captivating images of natural beauty and adventure. Born and raised in Connecticut, he developed a passion for skiing, sailing, and photography from a young age. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2010, he followed his passions and moved to Tahoe, California, where he could pursue his art and live the outdoor lifestyle he loved in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
In Tahoe, Matt found a welcoming community of like-minded individuals who shared his love of nature and adventure. He immersed himself in this vibrant community and used the stunning natural landscapes around him to hone his photography skills. In addition to his photography work, Matt also became an accomplished kitesurfer and avid backcountry skier, further immersing himself in the Tahoe lifestyle.
Matt’s work as a photographer has been in high demand from a diverse list of clients, including top brands and companies such as Ruby Mountain Heli, Matchstick Productions, Vail Resorts, Alterra, PNH, and Ice Axe Expeditions. He specializes in commercial, outdoor adventure, landscape, and portrait photography, but also has a background in real estate and event photography. Matt is also licensed drone pilot, enabling him to capture unique aerial perspectives of the natural beauty that surrounds him.
Matt’s commitment to his craft is evident in his impressive portfolio, which includes images featured in international publications such as National Geographic, Outside, Powder, Big Life, Men’s Journal, and many others. He has worked with numerous top brands to deliver powerful marketing imagery. Matt understands that producing strong imagery requires a team effort, and he is committed to working closely with his clients to ensure their visions are realized. His unique ability to capture the raw beauty of nature and the many facets of adventure has earned him a reputation as one of the most in-demand photographers in the industry.
Matt is dedicated to capturing the beauty of the natural world and inspiring others to appreciate and protect it.
In addition to his photography work, Matt is a web designer with an extensive background in programming, UX/UI, and creating modern responsive websites. Founding Upwind Creative in 2022, Matt has made it his mission to merge his artistic and technical abilities to produce websites that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and intuitive. He understands that a website’s design and imagery can have a significant impact on how users engage with it, and he leverages his expertise to create websites that make a lasting impression.
With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of web design and development, Matt has built a reputation as a trusted and reliable professional in his field. With clients ranging from small to large businesses and e-commerce to booking platforms, he is committed to delivering top-notch service and takes pride in his ability to deliver high-quality work that exceeds their expectations.
Whether he’s behind the camera capturing stunning imagery or designing a website that perfectly represents a client’s brand, Matt’s passion for his craft shines through in every project he takes on. He is a true artist and innovator, and his work is a testament to his commitment to excellence and dedication to his craft.