Grant Collier grew up in the foothills above Denver and spent much of his childhood exploring Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Grant first took up photography while attending college in Los Angeles. He found endless photographic opportunities in Moab and the Desert Southwest while driving to and from California.
After graduating from college in 1996, Grant began a photographic career that had him following, quite literally, in the footsteps of his great-great-grandfather, the pioneer photographer Joseph Collier. Grant traveled throughout Colorado taking photos from the exact same spots that Joseph had taken his images over one-hundred years earlier. These photographs were published in the book Colorado: Yesterday & Today, which was released in 2001.
Since 2001, Grant has continued exploring the Colorado wilderness, taking color photographs of his own design. These images have been published in the books Colorado: Moments in Time, Colorado’s Hidden Wonders, Colorado Wild, Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Arches National Park by Day & Night, and Colorado's National Parks & Monuments. Collier also produces a yearly Colorado wall calendar and his work has also been displayed in galleries throughout Colorado. His photographs have been featured in most of the major television stations and newspapers in Colorado and have been published in magazines across the United States and Europe.
More recently, Grant has been traveling farther afield, taking photos across the western U.S. and traveling abroad once a year. He's also been doing a lot more night photography, use both digital and film cameras. Many of these new photos will be published in future books, along with additional books on Colorado.