Jon Paul

About Jon Paul

Originally from New York, Jon Paul spent a good portion of his first 18 years playing indoor ice hockey. At the age of nine his family moved out west to Arizona. Through hockey, Jon Paul was invited to attend a boarding school in Colorado where he was introduced to the outdoors. Along with an amazing curriculum that incorporated the surrounding mountain environment into the learning process, Jon Paul was also afforded his first opportunities to travel to wild places. By the time of his graduation Jon had canoeed the Green River of Utah, interacted with migrating grey whales in Baja, and camped in grizzly country in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. These experiences motivated him to pursue a major course of study in Biology.

In 1991 Jon Paul graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduating he moved to Lake Tahoe, adding climbing, fly fishing, skiing and any outdoor activities he could to fill his time. Each one of these endeavors opened his eyes to the amazing beauty of wild, pristine natural places.

Jon Paul often found himself saying to his then girlfriend (now wife) “If I were a photographer I would take a picture of that.” After seeing those amazing places with the clarity of a focused athlete, the simple beauty of nature had become ingrained in his mind as a necessary ingredient to health and perspective in life. In 1997 Jon Paul purchased his first camera and began to capture the visions he experienced.

Spending the next two years learning technical basics of photography, Jon Paul did just about everything from greeting cards to weddings, anything that could pay for his film. Soon he became dissatisfied with 35mm photo film and made the move to large format photo film cameras. He honed his focus on landscapes and nature. In 2000 he opened his first photography gallery, a loft in a warehouse in Stateline, Nevada and within a year and a half he moved to his own location in South Lake Tahoe.

After 15 years Jon Paul Photography has established clients in all 50 U.S. States and in more than 15 countries around the globe. Jon encourages us all to join him on his photographic journey as it continues with each photograph he takes.

Questions Answered

He uses large format photo film cameras to capture the initial image and will sometimes use a digital camera to capture small details like stars, and then blend the two images.

No, his photos are not digitally enhanced or altered.

Yes! Jon Paul has lived in the Tahoe area since 2002, and was photographing the area for years prior. 

Any of Jon’s photographs can be ordered in a smaller or larger print. You can also choose between paper or metal print.

A custom ordered print will take 4-6 weeks.

Aluminum prints are created by infusing archival dyes directly into the surface of specially coated aluminum sheets. Prints on aluminum have a very vibrant, semi-glossy surface and are considered by many to have a more modern minimalist look. While they can be traditionally framed, aluminum prints are most often “float mounted”. We adhere a hidden frame to the back of the print, giving the image the appearance of floating 1/2 inch off of the wall. Approximately 50% of Jon’s collectors choose this type of print.
Note: While aluminum prints are a little more costly than traditional prints, they do not require framing. Additionally, the lack of framing also makes it possible to hang a larger piece in the same available space, which highlights the incredible detail of Jon’s large format film images. Float mounts also provide a clean look for multi panel presentations.

This is what you would refer to as a “traditional” photographic print. However, Instead of shining light through the film onto the photographic paper, we create an enormous digital file directly from Jon’s large sheet of film. Next, in our modern dark room, we expose the image onto the silver based, light sensitive paper using colored lasers. The paper is then run through traditional photographic chemicals, which react to the exposed emulsion of the paper, and develop the latent image. The result of this process is an archival photographic print with amazing color depth and clarity.
Given the large scale of many of Jon Paul’s prints,  Jon’s custom print lab coats his images with a UV protecting lamination. This coating eliminates the need for glass (which isn’t available for his largest images), minimizes the weight of the final framed images, and provides an almost painterly quality to the viewing experience, as the images are not under glass. The presentation is beautiful.
This type of print is most often traditionally framed for display.
Approximately 50% of Jon’s collectors choose this type of print.

Black and White

Landscapes

Antelope Canyon I
$45.00$2,115.00
Aspen Dream
$275.00$4,355.00
Aspen, Pine and Boulders
$45.00$2,115.00
Autumn Splendor
$45.00$3,600.00
Backlit Pines & Granite
$45.00$2,115.00
Bonsai Sunset Panorama
$145.00$4,885.00
Caverock Sunstar Panorama
$275.00$4,355.00
Celestial Spirit
$45.00$3,600.00
Dancing Light
$45.00$2,115.00
Dogwood and Cedar
$45.00$2,115.00
Dream River
$45.00$2,115.00
Echo Falls, Lake Tahoe
$45.00$3,600.00
Ethereal Morning
$45.00$2,115.00
Evergreen
$45.00$2,115.00
Fireweed Sunset
$45.00$2,115.00
Gold Rush, Emerald Bay
$45.00$3,600.00
Home on the Range
$45.00$2,200.00
Merlin’s Morning
$45.00$2,115.00
Mesa Arch Sunstar
$275.00$4,355.00
Morning with Mom
$275.00$4,355.00
Mt. Tallac Reflection
$45.00$3,600.00
Oxbow Bend, Mt. Moran
$275.00$4,355.00
Quiet Aspens and Snow
$45.00$2,115.00
Sky View Panorama
$275.00$4,355.00
Spring Snow, Lake Tahoe
$275.00$4,355.00
Storm Light, Tunnel View
$45.00$2,115.00
Sunrise, Carson River
$45.00$2,115.00
Tree on Cliff
$45.00$2,115.00
Veil of Gold
$275.00$4,355.00
Winter Repose
$45.00$2,115.00
Yellow Aspen, Tahoe Fall
$45.00$2,115.00

National Parks

Night Shots

Blue Hour Monterey
$45.00$2,115.00
Celestial Spirit
$45.00$3,600.00
Lenticular Moonrise
$45.00$2,115.00
Lenticular Moonrise II
$45.00$2,115.00
Milky Way I, Lake Tahoe
$45.00$2,115.00
Milky Way Over Tahoe
$265.00$3,000.00
Night Pagoda I
$45.00$2,200.00
Night Pagoda II
$45.00$2,200.00
Wolf Moon
$275.00$4,355.00

Southwest

Mesa Arch Sunstar
$275.00$4,355.00
Spirit Light
$45.00$2,115.00

Wildlife

A Mother’s Love
$45.00$2,115.00
Alpha Coyote in Mist
$45.00$2,115.00
Back Off!
$45.00$2,115.00
Bear at Taylor Creek
$45.00$2,115.00
Bear Cub in Pine Tree
$45.00$2,115.00
Bison Portrait
$45.00$2,200.00
Black Bear and Berries
$45.00$2,115.00
Blond Bear Reflecting
$45.00$2,115.00
Buck in Frost and Snow
$45.00$2,115.00
Bull Moose in Evening LT
$45.00$2,200.00
Cinnamon Girl
$45.00$3,600.00
Eagle Landing
$45.00$2,115.00
Ghost Bear
$45.00$3,600.00
Great Horned Owl
$45.00$2,200.00
Happy Couple
$45.00$2,115.00
Lone Bison on Hill
$45.00$2,200.00
Merganser on Gold
$45.00$2,115.00
Osprey and Catfish
$45.00$2,115.00
Praying Bear
$45.00$2,115.00
Reflecting Bear
$45.00$2,115.00
Spotted Owl I
$45.00$2,115.00
Spotted Owl II
$45.00$2,115.00
Sunday Morning
$45.00$2,115.00
Tug-O-War Salmon
$45.00$2,115.00
Whisper Sweet Nothings
$45.00$2,200.00
Wild Stallion Portrait
$125.00$2,000.00
Wise Guy
$45.00$2,115.00

Lake Tahoe

Aspen Light
$45.00$3,600.00
Autumn Splendor
$45.00$3,600.00
Bear at Taylor Creek
$45.00$2,115.00
Bear Cub in Pine Tree
$45.00$2,115.00
Bonsai Sunset Panorama
$145.00$4,885.00
Caverock Sunstar Panorama
$275.00$4,355.00
Celestial Spirit
$45.00$3,600.00
Cinnamon Girl
$45.00$3,600.00
Corn Lily Leaf Detail
$45.00$3,600.00
Cotton Candy Emerald Bay
$45.00$3,600.00
Dream, Lake Tahoe
$45.00$3,600.00
Echo Falls, Lake Tahoe
$45.00$3,600.00
Emerald Bay Moonlit
$45.00$3,600.00
Fallen Leave on Sand Bar
$45.00$2,115.00
Ghost Bear
$45.00$3,600.00
Glenbrook Pier Panorama
$145.00$4,885.00
Gold Rush, Emerald Bay
$45.00$3,600.00
In the Beginning
$45.00$3,600.00
Lake in the Sky
$275.00$4,355.00
Lake Tahoe Blue
$45.00$3,600.00
Lenticular Moonrise
$45.00$2,115.00
Lenticular Moonrise II
$45.00$2,115.00
Merlin’s Morning
$45.00$2,115.00
Milky Way I, Lake Tahoe
$45.00$2,115.00
Milky Way Over Tahoe
$265.00$3,000.00
Molten Morning
$45.00$2,115.00
Morning Majesty
$45.00$3,600.00
Morning with Mom
$275.00$4,355.00
Mt. Tallac Reflection
$45.00$3,600.00
Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe
$275.00$4,355.00
Scratching Post
$275.00$4,355.00
Scripps Pier, Horizontal
$45.00$3,600.00
Sky View Panorama
$275.00$4,355.00
Spirit Walk
$45.00$2,200.00
Spring Snow, Lake Tahoe
$275.00$4,355.00
Stellar’s View
$45.00$2,115.00
Storm Light, Emerald Bay
$45.00$2,115.00
Sugar Pine, Emerald Bay
$45.00$2,115.00
Sunrise, Carson River
$45.00$2,115.00
Tahoe Blue
$45.00$2,115.00
Tahoe Pier
$45.00$3,600.00
Tangerine Dream
$275.00$4,355.00
Tree on Cliff
$45.00$2,115.00
Twisted Juniper in Fog
$45.00$3,600.00
Valhalla Pier Winter
$45.00$2,200.00
Veil of Gold
$275.00$4,355.00
Windshaped Ancient
$275.00$4,355.00
Winter Repose
$45.00$2,115.00
Wolf Moon
$275.00$4,355.00
Yellow Aspen, Tahoe Fall
$45.00$2,115.00