Rob Mattson (b. 1976) is a husband, father of three, and just happens to love what he does for a living. He currently serves as a Staff Photographer for Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Okla. which allows him to produce compelling portraiture and documentary photographic content that is neither posed, directed nor staged for one of the finest research non-profits in the world (perhaps a *little* subjective).
Prior to Noble, Mattson was a staff photographer at Amherst College, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, formerly of the New York Times Co., and the Courier News, formerly of the Chicago Sun-Times chain of newspapers. He began his career at the age of 16, when he freelanced for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Since then, Mattson has photographed assignments for the New York Times, Washington Post, Affärsvärlden (Sweden), Rolling Stone, Seattle Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, The National (UAE), Verdant Living, Denver Post, Gamma Liaison, Bravo Sport (Germany), Ebony, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Pinnacle Academy (school for kids with autism), and numerous other non-profits.
I have been in the industry since 1993.