I strive to create artwork that brings wonder, joy, and awe to the viewer. My hope is that my art generates an emotional response and connection to the natural world. My goal is to plant a seed in the minds and souls of the viewer which can grow into a life-long relationship with the wilderness and night sky. I create imagery that is more than nice to look at - my photographs are meant to be a vehicle that transports the viewer to far-away places that few people are lucky to witness in person. In doing so, my wish is that this process provides amazement and inspiration.
Whenever I can, I head out into our amazing world to take photos. I feel most connected to wilderness and the outdoors; however, I also enjoy exploring urban environments for unique perspectives and powerful imagery. I specialize in landscape photography, especially photos of mountain vistas, nightscapes, sunsets, sunrises and other natural wonders. I love to climb mountains and take photos of those journeys.
I'm obsessed and passionate about landscape photography and astro-landscape photography. There is something about being in the wilderness and underneath a blanket of stars that fills me with wonder and joy. I hope through my images you can also feel wonder and joy and cultivate a greater appreciation of the natural environment and the positive impact it can have on each of us.
I began and refined my craft on the slopes of Colorado's most difficult mountain climbs and have since honed my vision and skills and am working diligently to bring myself to new levels. In 2014 I moved to Portland, Oregon and enjoyed photographing all of the wonders that Oregon has to offer, including waterfalls, rainforests, mountains, lakes and beaches! In late 2015 I moved back to Colorado to reside in the town of Durango at the base of Colorado's most amazing mountains. You can follow my progress and efforts on Instagram, Flickr, 500px, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
Additionally, I am available for portrait photography and event photography, including engagement photos.
All of my photos are available for purchase through this site in a wide variety of formats and mediums. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact me and I would be glad to take care of your needs.
Lastly, in 2017, I created the podcast, "F-Stop, Collaborate, and Listen." I wanted to create a space to have meaningful conversations with other landscape photographers all over the world.
2009 Mountain Living Studio, Manitou Springs, CO – Selected work on display
2010 Mountain Living Studio, Manitou Springs, CO – Selected work on display
2011 Mountain Living Studio, Manitou Springs, CO – Selected work on display
2013 Colorado In Focus – Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO
2013 John Fielder Art Gallery – Denver, Colorado – Selected work on display
2016 Ultimate Mountain Living - Durango, Colorado - Selected work on display and for sale
2011 KRCC - NPR affiliate - article on my photography
2012 Pikes Peak Sports article on my photography and mountaineering
2013 Unfocus Photography Magazine, Cover photo and featured photographer
2013 Colorado Springs Style article on my photography
2013 Colorado Springs Business Journal article on my professional work
2014 Mirror Newspaper article on my night photography
2014 My Modern Met article on my night photography
2014 Coloradoan Newspaper article regarding my research on Colorado mountaineering deaths
2014 Modern Luxury Aspen Magazine, December 2014 -2-page spread and article
2015 500px.com Guest Editor, January 2015
2017 Greeley Tribune article regarding my research on Colorado mountaineering deaths
2015 Honorable Mention, 2015 International Photo Nightscape Awards
2013 Grand Prize, 2nd place & 3rd place winner - Night Photography - Colorado Springs Creative Photography Community Contest
2013 Grand Prize winner - Black and White - Colorado Springs Creative Photography Community Contest
2013 1st Place, 2nd Place & Fifth Place winner - Landscape - Colorado Springs Creative Photography Community Contest
2013 Grand Prize winner - Colorado Springs Parks & Recreation 2014 Calendar
2013 Grand Prize winner – Colby Brown fall color photo contest