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About Me

Telling A Story Of Mountain Living 

I’m an alpine photographer who lives in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado hiking, skiing, climbing and jeeping into the backcountry to bring you images of stunning landscapes and telling a story of the locals that live and play in our mountains. 

I believe that photography has the power to change lives, so I build images that inspire people to pursue their dreams. I’m on a mission to break free of the rules and restraints of a normal life and use this new visual language to communicate to my viewers how I see the world thru pictures. 

You have spirit and attitude; you visit the San Juan Mountains because it offers you an experience like no other so bring a piece of our landscape and culture to your home or office with one of my prints and expect to display a conversation piece. 

Alpine Photography helped our family envision and create an original photo that best fit our newly purchased mountain home!!  Markus went above and beyond to make sure every detail, from the shoot to hanging the piece on our wall, as a wonderful experience!!  I would not hesitate to commission Markus for your first or next original photo for your home environment. -Scott Pankow

If you are lucky, you reach a point in life where the years in front you are shorter than the years behind and you will start to ask yourself “What’s that going to look like?” My wife, Annette, and I stared down that very question.  So, we gave up the big loft, cars and conveniences so common in congested cities and made the leap to Ouray in 2012 and have never looked back. Fortunately, we like each other and don’t need a lot of space living modestly in a small cabin in Ouray heated by wood burning stove-no cable TV. Just us and the mountains. 

I would love to share my work with you and hopefully inspire you to live your dreams whatever they may be.  We only get one shot at this beautiful blue-planet, so make it count! 



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