Snapshot: Matthias Hauser

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Matthias Hauser is a UK based adventure traveler who grew up in Germany. His first camera was a Canon 550D that he bought in 2010 to document his travels through South East Asia during university. Since then his passion for photography has led him to some of the most scenic places in the world. He specializes in landscape photography since he loves outdoor activities, especially trekking.
Every year, I spend a lot of time researching and planning trips to some of the most scenic places in the world. Most recently I did a 5 month tour through Asia and Southern Africa…Matthias Hauser

How would you describe your style of photography?

As a landscape photographer, I am particularly fascinated by unique land formations like deserts, mountains or caves. I enjoy traveling off the beaten path to document my personal experiences in remote places like recently in the Karakoram mountains in Pakistan or the Himalayas in Nepal.

Can you share the backstories behind these two photos? 

Doline 1_Son Doong cave

In 2015 I did a 5 day trek through Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world. It is located in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in the Quang Binh province of Central Vietnam. One of the highlights is ‘Doline 1’, where sunbeams transform the cave into an even more spectacular setting for about an hour every day.


One of the highlights of my recent trip to Namibia were the dunes of Sandwich Harbor and the amazing views over the Atlantic Ocean. While this place was once an important harbor on the African west coast, it has transformed into an incredible stetting of sand formations over time.

What are your dreams as a photographer?

My passion for photography is a constant inspiration for me to visit new places in the world. I am hoping to bring my photography to the next level by focusing more on expedition travel to document more places that have been mostly untouched by humans so far.

Follow him here – Portfolio | Instagram – Where_is_mat

The “Snapshot” series are mini interviews with fellow black travel photographers to inspire others and myself. As I’ve navigated the world of travel photography over the last few years, I’ve found very few fellow photographers of color who are also doing this professionally with a heavy focus on travel documentary. So this inspirational resource of professional travel photographers of color is a way for people to always find us. Please get in touch if you’d like to be featured or know of others to feature.