Matt Kettmann is a writer, editor,and photographer based in Santa Barbara, California. He is the senior editor of The
Santa Barbara Independent and a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast, covering the wines, vineyards, and winemakers of California's Central Coast. He's also written for the New York Times, TIME, Wine Spectator, Smithsonian, Sunset, the Daily Mirror, and other magazines and newspapers around the world. In addition to his work in 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. He also co-wrote The Condor's Shadow, a feature-length documentary on the California condor, and, in 2009, co-founded New Noise Santa Barbara, an annual music conference and festival. This website showcases a selection of Matt's work, most of which can also be accessed by going to www.independent.com/kettmann.