Upon graduation from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2007, Matthew garnered his first award from Hasselblad, and was one of the youngest photographers selected to represent Singapore for the Month of Photography in the same year. His ability to capture thought-provoking images with visual impact soon landed him a position as junior photographer at Calibre Pictures. His experience among the bright lights cemented his love for photography and set him on the course to develop his original style