Colin's passion for writing and winter hiking led him to photography. He is largely self-taught, and his works reflect his deep love for the outdoors, especially for cold places.

He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his beautiful wife Kris and two Chihuahuas, one named Beezus and the other called Cricket. In the winter he can be found hiking the rocky shores of Lake Pepin in southeastern Minnesota.


Colin thanks his friends and family for their support and encouragement, and adds a special "thank you" to everyone who helped him test this website.


This website is dedicated to Colin's late sister Katie Mitchell, whose keen photographic eye is forever closed.

01.13.2011 | Colin's acclaimed image of Adelie penguins is featured in National Geographic's Birds Wallpaper gallery.

12.06.2010 | Colin's Gift Shop is now open.