Hip to Be Square
In this week’s episode we speak with photographer Brian Adams, about how listening to his intuition led him to medium format film photography and encouraged him to start a company of his own at a young age. This same intuition turned to action has carried him through a career with Getty Images and has informed his work bringing attention to the tragedy of the disappearing Alaskan Native coastal villages, being stolen by the erosion of global warming.
About Brian Adams
Brian Adams is a freelance photographer based in Brooklyn, New York specializing in environmental portraiture and medium-format photography. His work has been featured in both national and international publications, such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, The Guardian, The Observer, and many others, and his work documenting Native Alaskan villages has been showcased in galleries across the U.S., including the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Alaska House Gallery New York, and the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in Princeton, NJ.
Photos below courtesy of Brian Adams.
About the Host – Travis Schreer
Travis is a wanderer who has a life-long passion for helping creative people realize their ambitions. While studying at the Kendall College of Art and Design and Eastern Michigan University, simultaneously pursuing a BFA in fine art and a Masters in creative writing, Travis rediscovered his fascination with photography and began working as a product photographer. After a brief stint studying poetry in Paris and years of developing his own artistic identity from the comforts of various midwestern cities, Travis packed his wool socks and moved to the chilly climes of Alaska. When he realized wool socks weren’t enough, it was on to Portland, Oregon where he endeavors to make The Photo Life a powerful resource on the virtual airwaves. Next time you’re in Portland, stop by Irving Park, where Travis can be found most evenings. He’s the scruffy guy playing with Collignon Quincampoix, the coolest dog you will ever meet.
Photo of Travis courtesy of Jessica Hill Photography.