Monday, January 19, 2015

The Arctic Slope on

© 2013 Brian Adams

I am happy to share some of my favorite photos from my time spent in the arctic for ASNA back in 2013 and 2014. The images were taken for the beautiful new Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Barrow, Alaska where you can see them on display today. But if you can't make it to Barrow, check out a few of my favorite photos on my web site here!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Image Story

I am a little late to be sharing this! But I am happy to show that one of my earliest professional images, is featured on The Image Story. The Image Story is a great website, that features wonderful images with the stories and the techniques used to achieve the image. A great place for inspiration. To see more go here and to see my image and story go here!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Preston Pollard - First Shoot of 2015

© 2015 Brian Adams
Behind the scenes images by Schanel Pollard.

This week, Ash and I started off the year right, photographing the one and only Preston Pollard. Ash and I both had concepts we wanted to explore, so we tag-teamed the shoot. First, Ash photographed him for a new body of work she is working on. Then, he and I hit the chilly streets where I photographed the above photos. After warming back up, Ash finished off the day with some amazing sunset and evening images with Preston (see one here). On Friday, we all met back up and Ash and he squeezed in two more locations before Preston had to get back to LA. Everything was fun about this shoot and I couldn't think of a better way to start off the year. Shooting film side by side with my love and a professional LA model with amazing make up artistry by Schanel--really, what more can you ask for? Happy New Year, everyone!

Friday, January 9, 2015

High Country News - I AM ALASKAN

Today, High County News posted a nice write up about I AM ALASKAN and myself! Check it out here! From what I hear, it will also be appearing in their next issue. #cool

Sunday, January 4, 2015

For The New York Times Magazine

Last month, I had the pleasure of photographing two very interesting people for the New York Times Magazine. Today, I am happy to see the portraits in print and online here!  Do what Ash and I do: go pick up a Sunday Times, read it, and then do the crossword.

Saturday, January 3, 2015


 Skate Land, Anchorage, AK. 
 Elliott at Skate Land, Anchorage, AK. 
On the Alaska Marine Highway in Southeast, Alaska. 
Anchorage, AK.
 Will and Sam Ingram in Anchorage, AK. 
 Elliott in Fairbanks, AK.
 Potters Marsh, Anchorage, AK. 
 Tim Easton in Anchorage, AK. 
 Preston Pollard in downtown LA. 
 Yelapa, Mexico. 
Master Carver, Nathan Jackson in Sitka, AK.
 Yelapa, Mexico. 
 Juneau, AK. 
Barrow, AK.
The Whalers, Barrow, AK. 
Alaska from the highway.
Artist Amy Meisner, Anchorage, AK. 
For Al Jazeera in Anchorage, AK. 
Ted Kim, Anchorage, AK. 
Elliott North Adams, Anchorage, AK. 
All Photos © 2014 Brian Adams

2014 was probably the busiest year of my career. So this year, I decided just to share 20 of my favorite film photos of the year. Some were taken for work, and some were taken just for myself. Cheers to 2014, and I am truly looking forward to 2015.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December Film

Bethel, AK
Bethel, AK
Bethel, AK
Eek, AK
For Al Jazeera 
For Al Jazeera
Elliott at the Animal Sanctaury. 
© 2014 Brian Adams

The last couple months have been surprisingly, extremely busy for this time of year in Alaska. That being said, I am sorry for my lack of updates. But! I am happy to share a few photos from some recent trips and assignments! This month I got to photograph for a few days in Bethel, AK, Eek, AK followed by an assignment for Al Jazeera. Or vise versa? It's all kind of a blur right now. Stay tuned for more though! We aren't slowing down.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Alaskan Muslims raising the roof of state's first mosque - For Al Jazeera America

Last week, I had the great pleasure of working with Julia O'Malley on a piece for Al Jazeera America. The story was about the first Mosque being built in Alaska. I had a really wonderful time, photographing a lot of great people, working together to build the mosque. Go read the story and see the images here!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I AM ALASKAN The Exhibit at The Alaska Humanities Forum - Part 2

First of all, thanks to everyone who made it to my opening on Friday! In November of 2013, we had the first book signing and exhibit for I AM ALASKAN at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation. And on Friday, at The Alaska Humanities Forum we celebrated the I AM ALASKAN one year anniversary. For anyone that missed the opening and still want to see the exhibit, it will be on display until December, 10th. On display is 17 20x20 images and 5 35x35 images printed special just for this show. I hope you get to see it! Below is the Alaska Humanities Forum address and hours. Thanks again to everyone who came out to see the exhibit and a big thanks to Christina Barber at the Alaska Humanities Forum for putting this all together. Cheers!

The Alaska Humanities Forum
161 E. 1st Avenue, Door 15
Anchorage, AK 99501
Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I AM ALASKAN The Exhibit at The Alaska Humanities Forum - Part 1

I am happy to announce that on November 14th, The Alaska Humanities Forum will be hosting the one-year anniversary exhibit of I AM ALASKAN. I AM ALASKAN was released on October 15th, 2013, and the book's first exhibit and book signing at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation followed shortly thereafter in November 2013.

Considering that the entire project started in 2011 with a conversation with the Alaska Humanities Forum in the best restaurant in NYC, Prune , I think it's perfect that we get to celebrate the book's birthday in the place where its production began.  (If only Prune could cater in AK, it would be absolutely perfect.)

I hope you get to join us! Stay tuned for more updates on the dedicated I AM ALASKAN blog here!