Matt Payne is a landscape photographer who grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was lucky to have parents that instilled him with a healthy appreciation for the outdoors. He grew up quite poor, which was actually quite a blessing in disguise, as his family vacations involved going camping in the Colorado mountains almost every weekend during the summer. His father took him along on his pursuit to climb Colorado's highest 100 mountains back in the 1980's and helped him climb his first 14,000 ft. mountain at the age of 6.
Whenever he can, he heads out into the amazing world to take photos. He feels most connected to the wilderness and the outdoors; however, he also enjoys exploring urban environments for unique perspectives and powerful imagery. He is also the creator of the podcast, "F-Stop, Collaborate, and Listen”, a space to have meaningful conversations with other landscape photographers all over the world.
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