Bio - markus van meter

Ouray, Colorado

Capturing the pure essence, beauty, and form of imagery through his lens and then hand-toning that image into an exceptional print is the core of Markus Van Meter's art. Markus works to capture images that inspire people to consider their relationship with their environment while promoting exploration and preservation of our big-rugged mountains.

Layered with mountain, adventure, and lifestyle subjects, Markus is known for building larger than life landscapes that capture the power of nature and the flavor of the locals that live in these environments. His vision as a photographer and skill as a digital designer has earned him opportunities to work with forward thinking boutique businesses using his imagery for brand development and marketing campaigns as-well-as private collecting.

Markus has been heavily influenced by studying Jimmy Chin, Chris Burkard, Paul Nicklen and Randy Hannah to develop his own style of taking adventure photography and producing art. He is constantly hiking, skiing, climbing and jeeping using the elevation of the mountains to capture unique perspectives of the San Juan.

Partial List of Clients

Markus uses a wide variety of photographs to sell not only products but lifestyles, concepts and ideas for boutique businesses using creative freedom to interpret how products, services, lifestyles and ideas can be presented photographically. Utilzing two-decades of experience in marketing, layout, business management and following sales trends to help clients build unique brands.

KJ Wood Distillers

Ouray School District R-1

Ridgway School District R-2

The Wright Opera House

Mr. Grumpy Pants Brewing

The Ouray Victorian Inn

Ouray Chamber of Commerce

Hair Co. The Salon and Spa


Ouray Swordplay

The Wiesbaden Hot Springs & Lodging

Partial List of Affiliations

Professional Photographers of Colorado

Ambassador at Mountain Khakis