I could tell Mike was going to have a strong character from the moment I saw him. He was standing behind his hot dog stand on Pearl Street talking tirelessly to each one of his customers. On top of those conversations, Mike was constantly engaged with two of his buddies that had also set up shop with him. Except those two gentlemen just seemed to be keeping him company for the mean time. I introduced myself to Mike and the other two gentlemen asking if I could have a moment of their time. They all happily agreed and immediately engaged me about what I was there to do. I had more or less just jumped into the rapid-fire conversation. Mike was cracking jokes left and right while still engaging customers at the same time. To be honest, I couldn’t catch him at rest for a photo. So, if you get a chance, stop by and say hi. I promise you’ll be glad you did.

Matt is convinced that moving to Boulder to attend CU has been the best decision of his life. He fell in love with Colorado and discovered a new passion for snowboarding when he first visited the state in 2010. Matt is now a third year student studying technology, arts and media with hopes to turn his passion for photography into a career. You can find Matt behind the lens shooting for the CU Independent or on the court setting for CU Men’s Volleyball if he doesn’t run into you somewhere downtown. Upon graduating from CU, Matt plans to travel the globe as a photojournalist in hopes to quench his thirst for adventure.