We got tired of cutting holes in cheap hunting blinds too - so we started designing premium photography blinds that meet the needs of serious photographers. We've tried to think of everything a photographer needs to stay concealed and stay comfortable. Our goal is to make your job of creating great images easier.
WHO WE ARE
Gerrit Vyn is a Wildlife Photographer and Cinematographer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a Senior Fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers and has been photographing birds and wildlife professionally for the last 25 years. He is best known for his work documenting endangered birds around the world and frequently works from blinds in difficult field conditions. Gerrit met Jonathan in 2013 while filming Spoon-billed Sandpipers in South China and was introduced to the early model Tragopan blinds. Having grown tired of destroying cheap hunting blinds, and impressed with Jonathan’s blinds and passion for producing quality products for wildlife photography, Gerrit began representing Tragopan products in North America and has been providing product improvement input and new product ideas ever since. Follow Gerrit on Instagram @gerritvyn
Jonathan Martinez is a French birder, wildlife photographer, and the founder of Tragopan. He has been fascinated by ornithology and photography since childhood and spent 10 years living and working in China where he was a specialty luggage designer. In China, Jonathan travelled extensively in search of birds and became a regional authority on South China’s birdlife and little known species like Swinhoe’s Plover and Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Dissatisfied with some of the specialized equipment he was using for wildlife photography, especially photography blinds, Jonathan launched Tragopan in 2010. Since then he has led the design and manufacture of Tragopan equipment and is continually seeking innovative improvements and new product ideas for the wildlife photographer.