The Artist - Ben Koelker Photo


I grew up outside of La Crosse, WI, in a valley of farmland below a ridge overlooking the Mississippi River.  Natural scenic beauty is something that has always been a part of life, and my parents instilled in my brother and I a respect for this and the hard work associated with living in an area of rugged wonder.  Since moving to Colorado in the spring of 2004, I've devoted my life to searching out the far-away, awe inspiring places that abound in this state and elsewhere.  I've also had Type 1 Diabetes since I was 18 months old, and pushing myself in the mountains while dealing with it's ups and downs has given my photography a different perspective. This website is a showcase of the amazing things going on in the places I've gone to in search of that next "moment of awe" which could come around each new corner.  Through skiing, biking, mountain climbing, hunting, fishing and chasing it all with a camera, the best friends and places of the world have opened themselves up to me, and I hope that the pictures on this site will help to share these moments with you.  Weddings, portraits, events and product shoots have more recently rounded out my photography portfolio, and I'm exceptionally grateful to those who've chosen my work. I'd like to thank: Reel Game Calls, Honey Stinger, Predator Camo, Grace Skis and everyone else out there who's helped me along the way!

Enjoy!!!

Ben