Matt Kettmann is a writer, editor,and photographer based in Santa Barbara, California. He is the senior editor of The
Santa Barbara Independent, a frequent contributor to Time and Sunset
magazines, and has also written for Smithsonian, Wine Spectator, the
San Francisco Chronicle, Ode, Swindle, SkyWest, Hemispheres, Ventana, Broughton Quarterly, and other
publications. In addition to his articles and photographs from California, Matt has reported from such far-flung locations as India, Uganda, Bolivia, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Thailand, Hong Kong, Europe, and the little known, officially unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. This website showcases a selection of Matt's work, most of which can also be accessed by going to www.independent.com/kettmann.