If you’ve ever enjoyed the gorgeous images gracing the covers of one of Buy Idaho’s printed directories, then you are already familiar with Linda Lantzy’s work.
Chances are, you have probably found some peace and inspiration in many other locations throughout Idaho too, hanging on courthouse walls, medical centers, doctor’s offices, and more. You will find her work at many Idaho Central Credit Union buildings, and at St. Luke’s as well. Whether you live in Idaho, got here as fast as you could, or are just passing through, chances are, these beautiful scenic images will find you and beckon you back.
Linda Lantzy created Idaho Scenic Images in 2006, after a few sideroads and sojourns through life. She fell in love with Idaho’s landscape like a little girl, planting trees alongside her dad and spending hours in the mountains or on the farm. She began taking photographs at the age of 12 and began pursuing a professional photography career in college.
Life’s greatest blessings create different bends and forks in the road, so after taking some time off to raise her children, she began a self-taught photography journey when her boys entered middle school. After learning all the digital photography ropes and building her portfolio for 3 years, she began making the connections and inroads needed to get her photography out to the world.
There is something about a book that we can hold in our hands or an image of our favorite place on our very own walls that renders scrolling through our phones or other digital devices obsolete. So in a world where everything is digital and possibly only as wide as our palm, having the ability to touch and truly step back and enjoy a portrait of Idaho’s gorgeous character is an experience that we take for granted.
To bring Idaho into our homes and other favorite places takes publishing, and that’s exactly what Linda has undertaken. Having published 4 books featuring her photography already, summer 2022 will see the release of her new memoir and photo book called, “Idaho, Home of My Heart. And if that wasn’t enough, she has embarked on a journey to help guide others through the publishing process too!
To learn more about Linda’s work, to view and purchase her photographs and inquire about her publishing navigation services, we encourage you to check out her website, https://www.idahoscenics.com/, and also make sure to follow her on social media as well! There’s so much to enjoy, learn and protect in our beautiful state, and by keeping it local, and keeping it in Idaho, we are supporting those who keep Idaho in their hearts the way that Linda does. And with her imagery, we are able to keep and share those places that we have traveled to or only dreamed of close at hand to recall and be inspired by daily.
The Buy Idaho connection (7 years and counting) was a natural fit, because what’s more Buy Idaho than this? From the deserts to the mountains to the streams, lakes, and rolling fields, Linda is able to capture Idaho the way those of us who love it see it best; with our hearts.
Blog Contributor: Breean McKinney
Images by Linda Lantzy, Idaho Scenic Images