My fiancee and I document a lot of our Milwaukee excursions on Instagram (@livemilwaukee). If we’ve learned anything, it’s that our favorite restaurant is whichever one we haven’t tried yet. There’s always something new here, right next to something old, and I like taking pictures of both of them.
I still get excited every time Wisconsin gets mentioned on TV, whether it’s a national news story or that one time Oak Creek came up on Netflix’s “Iron Fist.” There’s this sense of joy I feel whenever my state gets recognized.
After work, I enjoy wandering with my camera. Sometimes that leads me to climbing an abandoned ladder on Jones Island or ending up surrounded by concrete underneath an overpass. Through my photography, I want people to see how cool Milwaukee really is.
— JON MATTRISCH, as told to ADAM ROGAN
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