Bio - markus van meter

Photographer | Content Creator

My name is Markus Van Meter, an adventure photographer and content creator  based in Ouray, Colorado. My photographic portfolio tells a story of mountain living and adventures with a photojournalism twist.

Back in the day, I started shooting photography in the mid 1990s at the same time launching a career as a digital designer building custom digital footprints for high-end boutique businesses. Over the years, my work with an assortment of artists, athletes and organizations has offered a very broad perspective on effective brand management and the imagery that propels them forward. I use my captures to tell stories that compliments content creation for social media, advertising campaigns, brand messaging.

Reach out, let's collaborate.

All the best, 


It’s All About Vision

You have a story to tell and in today’s digital climate pictures communicate, compell, and motivate. The last time you held on to a piece of marketing collateral it was most likely because of the photography. Not the words. The right imagery will allow you to say your 1,000 words without saying anything. Working with forward thinking brands are what drives my creative process and my deep background in marketing will advance your brand’s storyline. Reach out.


Landscapes, Adventure, PhotoJournalism

They say photographers shoot the things they fear losing the most. Capturing images in the alpine environment are what make me tick. If you have an adventure wedding, backcountry outing, or lifestyle project and need kick ass imagery. I’m your guy. Contrary, if you just want a great image of the San Juan to hang in your office or home, visit my online gallery. My photojournalism approach to story telling focuses on the image first, then the story to describe what the image doesn’t convey. Content creation is the cornerstone of my photography and working with toursim offices or active brands are my specialty.

Get In Touch

(970) 708-1513

Publications & Collaborations

USA Today-GoEscape 2019

Adventure In The San Juans-Summer 2019

Ouray Tourism Office

OutThere Colorado

Colorado Tourism Office

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