So, yeah… there’s another photographer named Matt Roth out there. Professionally, he goes by Matthew Aaron Roth, but to all his friends he’s Matt Roth. Luckily we shoot different subjects. I’m more of a portrait guy, and he’s an “adventure” photographer. Our only overlap is food photography, I guess. …which is delicious, isn’t it? A few days before this shoot, he contacted me on Facebook to see if I was interested in meeting up with him in DC before moving back home to Long Island. He gave himself a year to see if he could make it in DC after graduating from the Corchoran, but times are tough. His timing couldn’t have been better for me, though. Since I’m doing this One Portrait a Day project, and considering I’ve wanted to start a “Matt Roth” project, I figured, this was an opportunity not to be missed. So, we met up in Georgetown, and he took me to a rock wall at Rock Creek park in Georgetown Monday, August 22, 2011, where he and his buddies sometimes climb. It was really good meeting him. I held a little resentment towards him, and I’m sure he did towards me, because we were just that other guy with the same name in the same industry, causing confusion. But after meeting him in person, he fleshed out as a real person. Turns out, he’s a super-nice guy. I guess there’s something in a name, right? I honestly do hope he finds success in our field.