I'm Matt Marquez, a freelance writer, editor and photographer based in New York.

I'm an arts and culture reporter who likes to take photos. Lately I'm focused on pet photography with my new photo series Animals of New York. I'm also especially interested in people using technology to change their lives and those around them.

My articles, profiles and reviews have appeared on Vice's Motherboard, Jay Z's Life + Times, MTV's Movies Blog,, Gawker's Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker and Deadspin, and elsewhere.

Not long ago I ran, the editorial platform for Milk Studios. Somehow I survived two fashion weeks there. Before that I was the features editor at an entertainment news site called Ology (it's not around anymore).

I also take photos for clients, including events, portraits and sometimes video work. 

I grew up in California and Hawaii, and I graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Psychology. I received a master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

You can follow along with me on Twitter and email ( and my semi-regular newsletter about stuff I’ve written and things I like.