California native John Knopf is passionate about nature. John was raised on the belief that one should march to the beat of their own drum. Growing up on the central coast and spending his summers hiking, he learned from the best. John attributes his outdoor obsession to his family moving around a lot growing up. Since then John has become widely acclaimed for his panoramic landscape views and his ability to capture spectacular beauty through a camera lens. With a fast growing following, John has set out on a journey of discovering the great art shows of nature’s light, and invites you to come along. "It’s not about the photo, it’s about the hunt. The bigger the challenge the larger the reward”, says Knopf.
Knopf is an Emmy nominated international award-winning photographer whose work has been recognized by TIME Magazine, National Geographic, Red Bull, USA Today, Billboard Magazine and Google INC. to name a few.
John was brought up on the Central Coast of California. With a passion for the outdoors, at the age of 4, he was given his first camera, and has since traveled all over the world for his photography. Completely self-taught, John has taken his art from a passionate hobby to a highly successful enterprise. Opening his first gallery at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip in 2012 and has since established a second location at Ridgedale Center in the Minneapolis area in 2017.
"There is something about the stillness of a photo that is just completely calming. Unlike a film, which gets 30 frames per second to make a moment perfect, a photographer gets one frame. One frame to capture a perfect moment that will never be seen again. Sometimes you have to hike miles carrying loads of equipment in the middle of a jungle - by yourself. Nothing is more satisfying to me than walking away with that one epic shot. I believe that landscape photography not only vastly increases our awareness of the fascinating world around us but reminds us the importance of preserving and protecting it”, says Knopf.
Striving to make each image unique, John has created one of the most coveted landscape photography collections. Using the finest materials, museum-quality paper, and acrylic mounting, the images will last you a lifetime. There are only a limited amount of editions per image, including artist proof prints. Each piece is numbered and signed by John.