About Teton Trail Photography

Images of Nature by John Blumenkamp

Having grown-up in the central United States and also living in various other areas around the country, it was a move numerous years ago to the natural beauty of the American West that helped rekindle a long time passion for nature, and a desire to capture it through the lens. After studying photography during college while shooting with fully manual 35mm SLR's, it was the emergence of digital photography that seemed to be a natural blend of my creative and technical sides. Whether it was while backpacking in the Tetons, observing the red rock beauty of Arches, or resting on a hike in the Wasatch Mountains and making 'eye contact' with a bull moose, I've always felt the passion to see if I might be able to capture with a lens the sights I've been fortunate enough to see with my own eyes while in these places. I hope while viewing my work that you find even just one image that conveys to you the natural world in a special and unique way.

The name 'Teton Trail'

People have often asked about the name 'Teton Trail', and I thought I would try to explain my thoughts on choosing the namesake of both this site and how I hope to convey my photography. For many the word 'teton' may bring to mind a very special place, and one that is a personal favorite of mine for it's unique attributes. With my photography, it is my hope that I can capture images that are unique and special in their own particular way. It is also my hope that I can continually capture such images, and that the journey, or trail, is a never-ending path. Therefore, I hope that my photography exhibits a special journey, or a 'teton trail' that others will enjoy traveling again and again... I hope you are able to return often and see what's new on the trail.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have about my photography.  I look forward to hearing from you!