My name is Matthew B. Zimmerman, and I am a staff photographer for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin in Walla Walla, Washington. I have worked at the paper since November 2005 and as a freelance photographer since 2002. I practically eat, dream, sleep and live photography. Friends often comment on how I usually have a camera attached to my hand or hanging on my shoulder. More often than not I wish it was attached to my eye.
Daily work as a photojournalist keeps me on my toes. I never know what’s coming next or where I’ll be tomorrow or even later today. That uncertainty feeds what is often an insatiable curiosity about the world around me. I attempt to understand that world through photography.
I hope to use this blog to discuss and explore anything related to photojournalism and the world of photography. It’s often said that a picture is worth 1,000 words. Most of the time I agree with that, as long as I’m not the one to come up with the words. I am a visual person and will use large photos on this blog to illustrate stories, ideas and techniques. Coming up with the words to go with them is the hard part so please bear with me. If for nothing else, check back often for new and unique photos, many that never appear in print.
Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments or suggestions regarding photography, photojournalism, Walla Walla, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, myself or this blog.