Marty Knapp has been photographing the beauty of the natural world near his Point Reyes home for over thirty years. A master printer, his photographs feature both dramatic and sublime moments of light, presented exclusively in classic black and white. His compositions express the beauty of light and design he’s discovered in the natural world during the last thirty years. His most recent works express the mystery and wonderment he’s felt while photographing the starry heavens above.
Numbered prints are in private and corporate collections, world-wide. They have been published in Lenswork, Black & White, and The World’s Top Photographers. His book, Point Reyes 20 Years, was awarded the bronze medal in design for photography books in the 2007 International Independent Publisher competition.
Marty and his wife Jean live in Point Reyes Station, California. There, in his studio, he makes his fine prints. These photographs are displayed in his gallery on Highway One and cataloged on his website, MartyKnapp.com
From Analog to Digital:
In 2010, after 25 years of developing film and making silver gelatin prints in a traditional, wet darkroom, I started making my first digital prints both from scanned negatives and my first digitally-captured images. In February of 2011, I made my last silver gelatin prints. Today, I make archival pigment prints, using Ultrachrome K-3 inks on the industry’s finest 100% cotton smooth fine art papers. These prints are available for purchase o