Welcome to my site. As you may have gathered, I'm a cinematographer based in Oakland, California. I grew up in Tacoma, Washington. In 2007, I decided make my way to The Bay Area to become a filmmaker, which, luckily for me, worked out.

I come from a professional background in cooking, lighting, and adventure. I have been wielding some sort of camera since I was a kid. I love travel, people, art, and making stuff. I'm really into process and how all the little tiny details that go into creation interact. 

I try to bring fresh eyes to every project I work on. Every story is it's own and deserves to be looked at as so. I also like to think of my role of cinematographer as just one small piece of a much larger filmmaking machine. Yet, it is ultimately important as it provides a very specific window into the world of a story. This window gives audiences the ability to see; it gives them eyes. I love the magic in that.

Thanks for visiting my site. If you have any questions about bookings or just want to recommend a good podcast, feel free to write me at matt@mattrome.com. Be sure to check out my work and click the little gray icons at the bottom of this page to connect with me via email and social media.