I am an outdoor enthusiast, thrill seeker, husband,  soon-to-be father, and self-taught photographer with a passion for capturing the moment, chasing light and immersing myself in nature. The mountains are my playground and I cannot wait to continue to share the passion for adventure with our soon to be son or daughter. I cannot think of a better way to spend a morning or evening  than watching the sun rise or set on the horizon from a snowy summit. 

Most of my work captures the stunningly beautiful Pacific Northwest, where I reside with my equally stunning wife, Mallory. I am grateful for our proximity to so many amazing  adventures and breathtaking scenery. When in nature, I feel alive, connected, and gain clarity that I sometimes find difficult to attain in everyday life. My hope and greatest intention in my photography, is to capture the essence of the moment and inspire the mind to wander.

"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into- that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed, and conrolled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."

~Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind: Adventures in Reaching the Summit

  • Colin Olson

    on June 3, 2015

    Never stop EXPLORING!! Keep up the great work!

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