I “discovered” this photographer through Instagram because some of the drag performers I follow had photos taken by him. So I started following him because I liked the way his portraits captured the subjects. Mateus mostly shoots people from the “underground queer nightlife scene” which I find intriguing. One thing that I really like about his photos is that he lets the performers/artists present themselves in the way they want to present so it can really capture their essence. He is also a graduate of Parsons.