Bio - markus van meter

Ouray, Colorado

I haven’t climbed Everest, nor have I skied Chamonix. I haven’t even been to Nepal. But I have been traveling and adventuring in many places most of my life, creating a lot of great images that tell a story. And I’ve made it my mid-life’s goal to be as creative as possible towards everything I engage.

I shoot images of people outdoors. Storytelling, adventure, creative works, and visual voodoo motivate me to constantly challenge myself in my artistic works so I can share compelling images with the world.

I’m very fond of Ravens and the fact they represent the souls of people who have died in the mountains. We have a lot of Ravens in Southwest Colorado. I can find beauty in almost anything. 

Winning awards and contests do not motivate me and I never enter them, instead I shoot to inspire my viewers every time I pick up the camera. Complacency is what gets everyone and what a better reason to be complacent than winning an award.

I greet the World with a smile in a time it’s not hip to do so, and I believe deeply in teamwork, community and collaboration. Let’s stay in touch. Better yet, let’s ski Cham.

All The Best,


Partial List of Advertising/Commercial Clients

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

Skol Studio and Design, Inc.

San Juan LEADS

LEADS Serves

Partial List of Affiliations

Professional Photographers of Colorado

Ambassador at Mountain Khakis

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