Matthew Tangeman | Adventure Photography Matthew Tangeman | Adventure Photography


Ramblin' and scramblin'. Ilana Newman photo.

As a young kid, I was somehow entrusted with the camera on numerous family hiking trips. On my first backpacking trip away from my parents, I overloaded the memory card because I wanted everyone else to experience the journey the way I did. I was just a wide-eyed 12 year old with so much still to learn about the mountains, photography, and life (my age is the only thing that's changed), but I had a story to tell and I did it the best way I knew how.

I've found inspiration in the high windswept alpine, the endless sandstone desert, and the misty Northwest forests, and every single human I've met along the way. I'm always looking through the lens for new ways to bring that experience back home, and thrive off the freedom of expression that climbing, backcountry skiing, and storytelling all give me.

I graduated with degrees in Visual Journalism and Computer Science, spent a good while living in my small Honda, Bridget, spent not-as-long living in a tent in rural Argentina, and it's been a roller coaster ever since. I'm currently based in Colorado's San Juan Mountains, where I take pride in being part of a town whose elevation trumps it's population by tenfold. I'm open to any sort of commercial, editorial and artistic collaboration in the Four Corners and beyond, and would love to work with you. Let's make it happen.