|Mat Hayward started the Rocktographer group with an event in 2012 as a way to shine the spotlight on the incredibly talented group of photographers in the Seattle area. The event was such a success that he has partnered with fellow Rocktographer David Conger in an effort to broaden the scope of the group showcasing concert photographers from around the world. Mat is a Seattle based entertainment photographer contributing to
107.7 The End,
and Seattle Music Insider. Mat has been passionate about music his
entire life but sadly was born with virtually no rythym. As a result, he
turned to his other passion...photography. Mat's work has been published
in many major media outlets including an image featured by Rolling Stone
Magazine as one of the
Top 40 concert photos of 2013.
Mat has always been a rocker at heart with his favorite bands being Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails. As his concert photography career continues to evolve, so too does his musical taste. New favorites include Father John Misty, Bosnian Rainbows, Thao and the Get Down Stay down, Gary Numan and more.