|A MONTHLY GLIMPSE INSIDE THE HOMES AND STUDIOS OF MINTED'S ARTISTS. |
text by Anna Kocharian
Meet MATTHEW SAMPSON, chemist, photographer, and Minted + domino’s featured monthly artist!
Matthew Sampson spent the summer weekends of his senior year of college traveling around Northern California, visiting national parks and exploring San Francisco. Inspired by the beauty of the landscape, the self-taught photographer invested in his first camera. (For the record, he hasn’t put it down since!) He credits his artistic streak to his father, a pre-computer era graphic designer, and grandfather, a watercolor painter by hobby. Sampson, who received a degree in chemistry, currently resides in California, with his girlfriend, where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California, San Diego. Here, he touches on his love for nature and the quintessentially nostalgic retreat of his childhood.
Follow Sampson’s California coast life and adventures on Instagram @mattdsampson