Matthew Tangeman | Adventure Photo & Video Matthew Tangeman | Adventure Photo & Video


Ramblin' and scramblin'. Ilana Newman photo.

I'm a documentary style photographer, videographer, and above all else, an adventurer. I am an alpinist, mountain runner, and ski mountaineer, versed in creating captivating content across platforms, mediums, and genres. With an education in journalism, storytelling is at the heart of everything I do.

I have been on this path for a long time. I learned to ski at the same time I learned to walk, I first picked up a camera as a ten year old, and I began summiting some of the North Cascades' highest peaks, solo, as a teenager. Though the glaciers and rainforests of the Pacific Northwest will always be home, I have been based in rural Southwest Colorado since 2020 - where the San Juan Mountains meet the red rock desert - and won't be leaving anytime soon.

The future is local - I strongly believes in the power of local business and the importance of supporting the people and communities around me. In my work I value sustainability, transparency, and honest storytelling, and ultimately, I make sure the projects I pursue make the lives of others a little bit better too. My favorite clients share those values, and range from the mom and pop shops down the street and hard working non-profits, to multi million dollar international brands.

Whether you're local to Southwest Colorado or have a project idea on the other side of the world, let me tell your story.

"Matthew was part of a 9-person creative team hired for a startup non-profit, 30-day fundraising campaign - with daily content creation, across 7 marketing channels. I was impressed with his enthusiasm and commitment to the project. Responsible for creating 2 videos weekly of multiple sources, his consistency, skill, and unbelievable turn-times contributed to the success of the Sacred Cycle Virtual Heal Campaign. I’d gladly work alongside Matthew again - a great talent and communicator. "
- Clare Hefferren | Executive Director, Sacred Cycle

A self portrait in the eastern Sierra Nevada.