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

Recent Work

 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

Anchorage in the AM

© 2018 Brian Adams

Love that morning light.

Monday, April 23, 2018


© 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.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Alaska 1

© 2018 Brian Adams

I am looking forward to lots of road trips on this road this summer.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Alaska From The Road

 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - 2018: Sleeping Lady Mountain from Anchorage, Alaska.

 TURNAGAIN ARM, ALASKA - 2018: Beluga Point from the Seward Highway.

 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - 2018: Cook Inlet from downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

ALASKA - 2016: Matanuska River from the Glenn Highway.

© 2018 Brian Adams

This month, I have started working on making new work for a gallery in my archive named Alaska From The Road. My hope is to compile a large body of work featuring simple, beautiful images taken from the road system of Alaska. I was recently looking at a magazine (that I love), that normally showcases new original work by photographers. But, the photo used to show a sense of place of Alaska was a generic stock photo by a photographer visiting Alaska. It got me thinking, that not only do I believe, that most of the stories about Alaska should be shot by locals, but even our one shot sense of place images for national publications writing about Alaska should be shot by locals. Alaska has a good amount of talented photographers, with a lot of knowledge of where they live. I hope by putting a little more work out there, I can help keep it local.

I would like to make it clear, that I have nothing against travel photographers. But, I do feel that its important to respect the people that have dedicated their lives to photographing a specific and complex part of the world. Especially when documenting and sharing work related to indigenous  issues and history.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Ted Kim

© 2018 Brian Adams

One of my good friends, and favorite artists, Ted Kim.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Juneau & Anchorage

TJ & Josh Thomas

Photographer Ben Huff in his studio in Juneau, Alaska.

© 2018 Brian Adams

A few photos from the last couple of weeks.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Recent Film

 Robert Hill of Washington, DC in Anchorage, Alaska for Fur Rondy. 
 Turnagain Arm, Alaska 
An eagle at the Anchorage port
© 2018 Brian Adams

I had fun running around with a Hasselblad Flexbody and a few rolls of film. The first photo, of Robert Hill, was taken downtown during Fur Rondy, with my Hasselblad 503cw, the other two were taken with the Flexbody. If you don't know what a Flexbody is, it is a tilt shift body, that I can attach my Hasselblad lenses to and film backs to. Its pretty fun. This week, I will be shooting with it some more, with some Ilford Delta 3200. I want to see some big grain! 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

New Mexico - Happenings

 Local NM rapper, Dre__300

© 2018 Brian adams

A lot has happened in the last couple months, since my last blog post. Most notably, I was invited by Diversify to attend the National Geographic Photography Seminar in Washington, DC and I recently returned to AK, from NM where I spoke at the Last Oil symposium with the Anchorage Museum. Lots of fun and inspiring things happening for work and within the industry. But in the mean time, above are a few photos from my trip to NM.