Kawai Matthews is an internationally published and award-winning photographer specializing in portraiture for editorial, entertainment marketing & advertising. Her ability to capture the depth of a subject, while delivering quality, awe-inspiring imagery is uncanny and unmatched. Shooting unforgettable moments of flair, confidence, substance and honesty in her subjects, her heavyweight portfolio includes some of today’s most celebrated entertainers.
Her power list includes: Idris Elba, Roselyn Sanchez, Kanye West, Taraji P. Henson, Pamela Anderson, Al Sharpton, Michael Rapaport, Derek Luke, Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Kat Von D and many more. She’s also been featured and made appearances on the following television networks: WeTV, BET and VH1.
Matthews has been published in various magazines, including: Essence, Vibe, Glamour, Ebony, The Source, Rolling Out and more. Commercial clients include: NBC Universal, LA Times, Interscope Records, PETA, ABFF, Nike and Allied Integrated Marketing.
As much about her art as she is about her business, she heads Air Philosophy, LLC (www.airphilosophy.com), a Los Angeles-based powerhouse creative studio, offering video production solutions & photography for a diverse range of companies and brands.
Matthews also allocates a hefty portion of her time to teaching photography, digital art and entrepreneurship, placing community outreach and mentorship high on her list of priorities. Check out her teaching schedule at the Los Angeles Center of Photography: https://lacphoto.org/people/kawai-matthews/
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