Zigzag, United States

John Trax is a nature and landscape photographer working primarily in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon Coast and Cascade Mountains

John Trax is a native of Pennsylvania and immigrated to Oregon in 2005. He and his wife Carrie are both photographers, traveling over much of the Pacific Northwest. His images have been used for book covers, published in newspapers and used on numerous websites and blogs, including Food Network and the Wall Street Journal. His fine art work is available in several Oregon shops and galleries as well as online.

I’ve always felt a need to express myself or describe in art what I see. But I learned early on I had little skill for drawing or painting so despite an early interest in film photography I largely gave up on art until we moved to Oregon. The incredible beauty of the area inspired me to pick up a camera again and to try in my small way to show what I see. Digital photography seemed to click with me in a way that film never had and I am delighted that my work is used and displayed in so many places.

I find my images being divided into those that are photographic in nature with the goal being to show as precisely as possible what was actually there and those that are more my impression of what I saw when I took the picture. Fortunately digital art allows me to do both. For me, taking the image with the camera is only the first step, and often a small part of what goes into the making the final print.

Being able to show in my art what I see in the world is the most amazing thing. I am delighted that my work has found interest and is being displayed and seen. No greater inspiration can be found than when art is appreciated by others.

  • Joined: July 2015


Corn Hanging in the Barn

Ears of decorative corn hanging in a barn to dry. The late day light shining through the dusty window gives this a sad, vintage feel. I came across this scene on a farm in Hood River, Oregon and was immediately struck by the contrasting colors of the Indian corn and the light coming through the old dusty windows.
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Mt Hood From Bald Mountain

Mt. Hood viewed from the Pacific Crest Trail on Bald Mountain. Bald Mountain provides a fantastic view of Mount Hood and the Sandy Glacier. In early summer it is also a great wildflower viewing location. The hike is not particularly long though parts can be very steep. The view is amazing but if you don’t like heights it may not be for you. The trail is very narrow and in places you look do…
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