Adam Schallau – American Landscape Photographer
Adam Schallau’s stunning photographs of the American Southwest are known for capturing intimate details and awe inspiring vistas that will reach out and capture your heart. His passion for the landscape and it’s people is what motivates him to create images which resonate the spirit of this amazing place.
Born in Philadelphia, raised in Iowa & Texas, Adam has also lived in Crested Butte, Colorado and Taos, New Mexico before making his way to northern Arizona. His passion for art began at an early age including an influential experience being mentored by legendary artist Keith Haring. On his path to photography Adam also worked in pencil, oils, and clay.
His award-winning photographs have been published in Sunset Magazine, Photographing the Southwest, New Mexico Magazine, Barnes & Noble, Men’s Journal, and have been used by B&H Photo, CNN, Lowepro, the National Park Service and many others. His work has also been used in support of environmental & conservation awareness issues.
In addition to his publishing credits, Adam has had the honor of receiving the Luminous Landscape Endowment, he was the official photographer for the Taos Pueblo Powwow, and he was the Winter 2009 Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. He has won both the New Mexico Magazine and Arizona Highways photo contests.
He also enjoys giving his time to causes which he is passionate about including the Parks in Focus program whose mission is to provide opportunities for middle school youth from underserved communities to explore and learn about nature through photography, outdoor education, and creative expression
“I have never been so moved as I have been by the American Southwest. The land, the light, and the people are remarkable. I consider myself fortunate to have my fine art prints in people’s homes and businesses, and to share my passion through workshops as I very much enjoy teaching and sharing my favorite locations. Thank you for taking the time to view my photographs, they are an expression of not only the subject, but who I am as an artist. I truly hope they have touched your life in a meaningful way.”