Matt Aguirre is a photographer based out of Santa Cruz, California.
A go-to photographer throughout northern California, Aguirre began his career during his college years at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). During those years, Matt was the Team Photographer for Cal Poly Athletics, where he shot key games/matches/meets throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons for all twenty NCAA teams at the school. He also produced and executed key art gallery shoots for these teams.
From there, Matt went on to work for CBS Television Network, where he gained crucial exposure in the entertainment industry. He assisted for well-known photographers like Cliff Lipson, Monty Brinton, and Nino Muñoz, and worked on shows/properties like Big Brother, Criminal Minds, and NCIS as well.
Aguirre currently resides in the Bay Area, where he is the Assistant Team Photographer for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). His work for the team has been featured on media outlets like CBS, FS1, and NFL Network.
A graduate of Cal Poly, Matt studied both photography and Industrial Engineering, and also has a minor in Media Arts and Technology.
CLIENTS & EMPLOYERS
Cal Poly Mustang Band, Digital West, Martha Olson Fernandez Foundation, Pawz, Tipsy Gypsy Boutique, True&Co., Xandra Swimwear
Cal Poly Center for Service in Action, Cal Poly College of Science and Mathematics, Film School Africa
805 Elite Volleyball Club, Archbishop Mitty High School, Big West Conference, Cal Poly Athletics, Cal Poly Rodeo, Elite Volley Agency, Learfield Communications, LLC, Oakland Raiders
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Diary, Backyard Shorts Film Fest - 2017
¡Bienvenidos a Cuba!, Change the Status Quo Social Justice Conference - 2017
Diary, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival - 2016
Play, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival - 2015