Friday, June 22, 2018
Ric of Alaskan Photographic Repair and Service
Hood ornament of Texas Dave
Doc in front of his home in Willow, AK
Healy, AK© 2018 Brian Adams
Last week, I drove up to Fairbanks to have the focus my new/old Mamiya 6 recalibrated at Alaskan Camera Repair and Service. Ric at the shop had it recalibrated in minutes, he's the best. I drove up on Tuesday and returned Wednesday, so it was a quick trip. But I made a few photos I was happy with. The morning I woke up in my car, I was feeling inspired by Eggleston and decided to shoot the rest of the trip under the same discipline he used, one shot per subject. It was a fun exercise and it made it extra fun to pick up the film and see what I got. Hoping to do a couple more drives like that, this summer!
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
© 2018 Brian Adams
Last week, I got to spend a few days in Cordova, Alaska shooting for Recover Alaska. It was a beautiful trip and I got to spend time with a lot of wonderful people. One of those wonderful people was my friend Eric Carpenter (pictured above). Eric and I grew up skateboarding together in Anchorage and it was the first time in years, that we got to sit down and catch up with a cup of coffee. Eric has been commercial fishing out of Cordova and just bought a new boat in October. So happy to see people I care about, doing what they love in Alaska.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
© 2018 Brian Adams
A year ago today, I spent Memorial Day in Kivalina photographing for the tech school in Kotzebue. There’s a beautiful tradition there (and in many villages) where they spend the day at the cemetery cleaning up the sites of loved ones, replace the flowers and have a picnic on site. It was my first time being apart of this and gave Memorial Day a whole new added meaning to the day for me. Thanks Kivalina and happy Memorial Day.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
George Gee© 2018 Brian Adams
Here's a couple recent scans from this weeks film. I am working on a few new projects and one of them has been getting me out around my hometown. I have missed wondering around Anchorage, it's been really wonderful to look at my home again with the intention of finding a photograph.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Artist Amy Meissner at her exhibit in the Anchorage Museum.
© 2018 Brian Adams
Last week I had a couple fun assignments. The first one was to photograph my good friend Amy Meissner's new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum. Amy's textile work is beautiful and thoughtful, I am a fan, go check out her exhibit while you can!
The next assignment was to photograph the Wasilla High School boys basketball coach Ryan Engebretsen, and his point guard, Daniel Headdings as they watched the Warriors vs. Rockets. You can read that story for The New York Times here.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
Meg© Brian Adams
I took these photos in 2004. At the time, I had just graduated from high school and had started assisting photographer Clark James Mishler. Meg (above) was one of my first close photo friends and friend in general after high school. We would drive around all day and night just making pictures or going to local shows, it was wonderful. We are still friends, despite the many miles between us.
Earlier this week, I had the scanner out and was looking for a frame of my Grandma Ruth (I will save that image for a later post) also taken in 2004. But, while I was going though the old positive sheets of film, I set aside a few images that I wanted to scan and share. I loved the feel and look of these old photos and how even though it hasn't really been that long (14 years), I can still look at the film quality and say, "thats from the early 2000s." I love the details of photography and all that comes with simple images of life.