Capturing California

Portrait of a Photographer

Say “Northern California” to most people and their minds jump to San Francisco. For 25 years, though, photographer Marty Knapp has shifted perceptions with stunning images of Point Reyes and its surrounding areas. This beautifully shot exposé from Vertical Online dives into the history of the storied photographer and how he ended up devoting his career to such a stunning place.

Inspired by classic landscape and portrait photographers like Ansel Adams, Knapp shoots almost exclusively with a traditional, large-format camera and largely in black and white. A seasoned photographic eye and a detail-rich medium result in beautifully framed, vivid landscapes that inspire a sense of adventure and an appreciation of our natural surroundings.