On Display

John Grisbach

Photography took on a higher purpose for me when I shifted careers and ioined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, where I served for over thirty years. My thirst for adventure continued to drive me, and I found my perfect fit with the Emergency Services Detail, where I served as a tactical paramedic with the S.W.A.T. team. As an Emergency Services Deputy, when not involved in S.W.A.T. operations, my job included mountain and ocean rescue while serving as a flight paramedic aboard a Sikorsky Sea King helicopter. One of my favorite memories was flying with the bay door open and my feet hanging out. At the same time, soaring above the Channel Islands of the Pacific Ocean to the mountain tops at ten thousand feet. The beauty was magnificent from that point of view.

Now that I have retired from the Sheriff’s Department, I continue to love to climb and hike in remote locations seeking the perfect capture. I prefer to avoid areas commonly photographed and relish the hunt of finding “that” shot. When I am alone, and without distractions, I can feel the presence of God and know that he has brought me to this place at the exact time to capture the moment. I am honored to share with you the beauty of His Creation as seen through my lens.



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