47 years old, office and gallery in Chamonix (France)
Mountain photography specialist (skiing, mountaineering, trekking, climbing, mountain biking, landscapes)
Author of more than 500 articles, with features in publications across the world (text and photos):
Montagnes Magazine (France), Les Alpes (Switzerland), Alp (Italy), Alpin (Germany), Desnivel (Spain), Mountain (Great Britain), Summit (USA), Yamato Kemi (Japan), Oppad (Netherlands)...
Photo journalist for France's Montagnes Magazine and Alpi Rando Magazine for over 25 years.
Photos in French magazines:
Géo, Grands Reportages, VSD, l'Equipe Magazine, Figaro Magazine, Terres Sauvages...
* Now represented by Aurora Photos in the USA.
20,000 images available for use:
Contact us directly for images used in France
For the USA and the rest of the world, images managed by Aurora Photos
Works with most mountain equipment and clothing manufacturers (Charlet Moser, Eider, Dynastar Skis, Lafuma etc) and Décathlon (more than 10 catalogues).
Publicity campaigns for CPR Gestion, Union des Banques Suisses Privées Genevoises, Salomon.
Mario has numerous contracts in Japan.
He has also worked with Euro RSCG, Sources, Lagon, Snell and Associates, RDB, Jump, Creative Business…
Has collaborated with a number of Tourist Offices including those in Saint-Gervais, Chamonix, Praz-Sur-Arly, Valmorel…
12 books published in French:
3 books published in Italian:
1 book published in German:
Reproductions and posters:
Director of the ‘Mountain’ collection for Pêcheurs d’Images from 1999 to 2007, a company bringing together some of the best nature photographers in the world including Yann Arthus Bertrand and Philipp Plisson.
Founder and manager of Mario Colonel Editions publishing house in Chamonix
Completed part of Aspirant Guide mountain guide training course in 1986. More than 1,000 ascents to his name including the north face of the Grandes Jorasses.
Has travelled to the four corners of the globe on trekking trips, expeditions to the Himalayas (Tibet, Nepal, Ladakh…) Patagonia, and Canada…
Mario Colonel Editions, 19 rue Whymper, 74400 Chamonix
Tel/Fax: +33 (0)126.96.36.199.20