My first camera was a Kodak brownie box at 10yrs old. My father, recognizing my interest and talent in taking photographs bestowed me with my first Nikon SLR for my 12th birthday. A darkroom in the basement was soon to follow, and I have never stopped creating images. My first images were street photography in my hometown of Chicago. I attended Arizona State University in the late 1970's and my love for the Landscape was born. After college I moved to Los Angeles where I earned my living shooting portraits for up and coming actors and recording artists. I produced promotional and advertising images for various companies, including Dogtown Skates, and the punk band, Suicidal Tendencies. While living in LA, I made many many trips to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, learning to climb and becoming passionate about mountaineering as a vehicle for shooting dramatic landscapes. It was my climbing passion that led me to living in Colorado in the late 80's to hone my skills as an adventure/lifestyle photographer. In Telluride, I was employed by the local newspaper as a writer/photographer specializing in feature stories about the talented craftsmen and adventurers residing in the area. Making the transition from film to digital was especially challenging in the late 90's. The equipment and digital darkroom were not quite what they are today. While no longer having a film darkroom, I have learned to love Adobe® Lightroom as a very good replacement. All of my photographs are taken in raw format, and only adjusted for the same corrections that I would have applied in the darkroom. My current camera bag includes a Mamiya 645, Nikon F3, 2 Nikon D-810's, prime lenses in 18mm, 50mm, 55mm, 80mm, 105mm and zooms in 14-24mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm. I have never lost my love for the process of taking and printing photos! I hope you enjoy some of my work. Onward and upward!

"Free Climb" , Charlie Fowler in Canyonlands Utah

 10" x 8" acrylic overlay $300

Axel Koch

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"Taking in the View" , Charlie Fowler & Andy Sawyer

 16" x 20" acrylic overlay $550

"Climber Charlie Fowler" , cover photo of Climbing Magazine (Aug. 1993) 20" x 30" acrylic overlay $800

​Gallery VII  Fine Art

"Capturing the View" , Charlie Fowler in Canyonlands Utah

 10" x 8" acrylic overlay $300