About the Photographer

Scott Fricke

I am a native of Colorado and have enjoyed the outdoors all my life. I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, and backpacking, especially in the mountains of Colorado and the deserts and canyons of the Southwest.

I find peace and beauty in nature and love to explore places rarely visited by others. I hike and photograph in the National Parks and other popular areas but nothing can match a journey through an area where there are no signs of human existence and no other people in sight. My passion is to experience these areas and photograph them for others to see.

I am intrigued by colors, patterns and textures in the natural landforms at an intimate scale, such as the sandstone landscapes of the Colorado Plateau. I also love the scale and grand views in the mountains of Colorado. But the essence of photography is light, the “golden hour” at dawn and dusk, the special light that follows clearing storms, and the reflected glow of sandstone walls in slot canyons. These special moments produce the most memorable images for me, capturing a moment in time that can never be reproduced.


I started in photography with a totally manual Minolta SRT 201 film camera and have progressed to my current equipment which includes a high resolution 21 megapixel Canon 1DS Mark III camera, Nikon 14-24mm wide-angle lens, Canon 24mm L tilt-shift lens, Canon 24-105 IS L zoom lens, and a Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS L zoom lens.

Contact Me

I hope you enjoy viewing the images on this site and if you have any comments or questions please go to the Contact page to send me an email.