Adam Schallau – American Landscape Photographer
ADAM SCHALLAU is an award-winning fine art photographer best known for his landscapes of the American West. He expresses his passion for the American landscape through his photography, revealing intimate details and awe inspiring vistas while working in the margins of light as the landscape comes to life in an explosion of color.
His work has been highly-recognized by Nature’s Best Photography – the Windland Smith Rice Awards, and he has received top-honors in the New Mexico Magazine and Arizona Highways photo contests. He is a recipient of the Luminous Landscape Endowment, and he was the Winter 2009 Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park.
Adam’s photographs have appeared on the covers of magazines, calendars, music CDs, and in numerous publications, including Arizona Highways, Sunset Magazine, Backpacker, New Mexico Magazine, and Men’s Journal. His images have been used by many companies and organizations, including B&H Photo, CNN, New Mexico Land Conservancy, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Our Texas Wild, National Audubon Society, Grand Canyon Association, and the National Park Service.
His fine art prints are in personal and corporate collections across the world, and they have been exhibited in numerous galleries, museums, and National Parks. A selection of Adam’s fine art photographic works are represented by Lee Small Fine Art of Texas, The Adobe Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas, and Substratum Gallery in Durango, Colorado.
His work has been used in support of environmental and conservation awareness issues including the protection of the Valle Vidal in New Mexico. He also volunteers his time, knowledge, and enthusiasm to the Parks in Focus program whose mission is to provide opportunities for middle school youth from under-served communities to explore and learn about nature through photography, outdoor education, and creative expression.
Adam owns and operates a photography workshop business guiding photo workshops and tours at Grand Canyon National Park for photographers of all levels. He lives in a cabin in the ponderosa pine forest of northern Arizona near the mountain town of Flagstaff, with his wife Sally, and their dog Ouray.