Adam Schallau

Adam Schallau is an internationally recognized editorial, commercial, and fine art photographer. He is the 2017 Photographer of the Year for the International Regional Magazine Association, and he’s a recipient of the Luminous Landscape Endowment. Adam is also a former Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park.

Adam’s work has been used by Apple, National Audubon Society, the National Park Service, Patagonia, and many others. His photos have been on the covers of Arizona Highways, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Via Magazine, and New Mexico Magazine. His work has also been printed in numerous publications including Sunset Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, and Men’s Journal.

In 2014, Adam published his first book Chasing the Light – Grand Canyon a hardcover miniature coffee table book. This book represents his first 5-years of exploring and photographing the Grand Canyon. With 192 photos the book explores the South Rim, North Rim, and below the rim in and around Phantom Ranch.

See the full list of Adam’s publication credits and clients

Large-format fine art prints of Adam’s work are in personal and corporate collections across the world, and they have been exhibited in numerous galleries, museums, National Parks, and currently at the Amangiri luxury resort.

Adam’s work has been highly recognized in numerous photographic and art competitions having taken top honors in both the Arizona Highways Magazine and New Mexico Magazine photo contests. Adam’s photo, Yaki Glow, is part of Grand Canyon National Park’s ‘Museum Collection’.

‘My passion is to create stunning fine art prints, and my greatest hope is that your Luxe piece makes you smile, fills your heart with joy, and makes you dream of beautiful places’

Adam has been photographing the Grand Canyon since May 2008 when he and Sally made their first photo trip to the canyon. In March 2009 he was invited to be the Artist-in-Residence for Grand Canyon National Park. He has worked from the South Rim, North Rim, East Rim, and below the rim. On average, Adam spends over 70 days a year photographing the Grand Canyon from both the South Rim, the North Rim, and from below the rim having covered all 277 miles of the Colorado River on several 18-day rafting expeditions.

When they’re not at the Grand Canyon, Adam & Sally live in a cabin amongst the tall ponderosa pines outside of Flagstaff, Arizona along with their dog ‘Bear’ who is a border collie mix rescued on the Navajo reservation.

Adam continues to use his work in support of environmental and conservation awareness issues, and he volunteers his time to numerous organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Since 2010 Adam has been working with the Stewart L. Udall Foundation’s Parks in Focus® program which connects middle school youth to nature through photography, environmental education, outdoor recreation, and creative expression. During the summer months, he works with 3 to 4 different groups of kids, most coming from underserved communities, sharing his passion for the outdoors and the art of photography.

Adam has also worked with the Grand Canyon Field School’s ‘Artists as Ambassadors’ program providing mentorship and guidance to high school aged artists. This has included a 4-day river trip rafting the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.


My passion is the wide-open spaces of the American landscape and its ever-changing palette of light, shadow, color, shape, and form. It offers unparalleled challenges and generous rewards for the photographer that keeps their eyes and heart open to when all of these elements combine to create a decisive moment in time. I strive to reveal intimate details and awe-inspiring vistas while working in the margins of light as the landscape comes to life.