In 1999 Adam made his first trip to the Grand Canyon. He and his wife, Sally, spent only one night camping in the park, and during this time he made his first image of the canyon. He left feeling overwhelmed by the canyon, but knowing that he would return someday to attempt to better appreciate it.
It was 9 years before he had the opportunity to return, but when he did in May 2008 he experienced the magic of a strong storm system and the affect it could have on the Grand Canyon. He spent 5 days photographing the canyon in incredible conditions. It was during this trip that he learned of the National Park Service’s Artist-in-Residence program, and upon returning home he promptly applied for a coveted spot in the program.
In October of that year Adam learned that he was to be one of only three people that had been accepted to be an Artist-in-Residence on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon for the year. In March 2009 he found himself living in the park as the Artist-in-Residence, still overwhelmed by the canyon, but definitely falling in love.
Adam recently made his first trip down the Colorado River joining his good friend, photojournalist and senior Grand Canyon river guide, David Edwards, on an 18-day expedition thru the canyon.