Orion Willits
Adventure Lifestyle and Landscape Photographer

Orion is a 27 year old adventurer who was lucky enough to grow up in the mountains of Southwest Colorado in a small town called Ridgway. Living in this area gave him the resources, mentors and experiences to explore the mountains and the canyons.
At an early age Orion knew he wouldn't be able to settle having a desk job. As photography became a passion, the realization he would be able to make photography a career and a means to explore was a breath of fresh air.  

Orion received a degree in film and photography from Montana State University in 2018.

Currently Orion is living in Telluride, Colorado pursuing a life in the outdoors and constantly evolving his photography and the stories they tell. 

Feel free to contact Orion at orionwphoto@gmail.com with any questions or inquiries. 

Artist Philosophy

I would consider myself to be privileged and extremely lucky to grow up where I did. Southwest Colorado is this magical place surrounded by some of the most majestic mountains on earth and with a short car ride you can be in the middle of desolate deserts and deep canyons carved by powerful rivers. It’s a wonderful place that has had a huge influence on who I am and how I create my images. Having this huge outdoor playground to ski, hike, camp, raft, and explore with my friends and family made me understand from an early age how wonderful and how much of an impact these environmental havens have had on shaping me into the person I am today. 

My goal as a photographer is to capture these amazing places and the adventures had in them. I want to use my photography to show others the beauty I see in the nature of our mother earth and I want to inspire others to protect it for future generations to explore and play as I did growing up.

Orion's Instagram Feed @orionwillits

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