D.J.’s internationally award winning photography takes him on adventures around the globe with the best surfers, as a staff photographer for Surfing Magazine, Globe International, Hawaii Skindiver, and have led to appearances on NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC and FOX. He has produced shoots in more than 20 countries often with minimal resources and critically demanding time-lines. With the success of his career comes the struggle of balancing his work and family.
But what defines true success? Just having left Surfing Magazine DJ learns what life outside of surfing looks like.

Fighting Water from Matt Batchelor on Vimeo.

Director: Evan Vetter
DP: Matt Batchelor
Color Producer: Evan Bauer
Color: The Mill NY
Colorist: Josh Bohoskey
Sound Design: Defacto
Music: Music Bed. “Chasing Time” David Molina
All photos provided by DJ Struntz.

Matt Batchelor is a Brooklyn based cinematographer drawn to the human spirit in projects. Always infusing real life with cinema; striving for an elevated reality. Beginning in the docu world, Matt has traveled the world extensively for projects and is comfortable in almost any setting.

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