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Check out the Adamm Photography Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Adamm Photography.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I started experimenting with photography in high school but really started taking it seriously in university. While at the University of Illinois, I studied International Relations and Linguistics, which is why I speak nine languages. However, nearly all of my free time was spent honing my photography skills through photography clubs, meet-ups, help from my mentor and test shoots with local models and actors.

After graduating from U of I; I spent a lot of time traveling through Europe, visiting over 30 countries, and shooting portraits with models in Paris, Copenhagen, Berlin, and many other major cities. Working with photographers, models, and artists from around the world and seeing how diverse their art is, really inspired me to take my portraiture to the next level.

Please tell us about your art.
I specialize in portraiture. I love working with people going through the process of creating something great with another person.

After working with a lot of different artists, I noticed that most of them had their shtick or something that sets them apart. That’s when I got motivated to work on something new, unique, avant-garde and thought-provoking. After months of brainstorming, I finally had a unique idea, that could not be easily replicated and thus, my “Paintography Deux” series was born.

I started the “Paintography Deux” series because of my desire to combine my hobby for painting with my true passion for portrait photography. I noticed that with most photographs that included painted models; the model was usually overpowered by the extravagance of the paint design and in some cases, even the intricacies of the photography were less appreciated because of how detailed the paint design was. Wanting to change this was really the catalyst of the “Paintography Duex” series.

Thus, my goal with this paint series, that you can see on my Instagram or my website, is to accomplish the difficult and complex task of keeping the model, the paint design and the photography in a symbiotic relationship so that all three aspects of the photo are hopefully perceived as equally impressive by the viewer. I create and hand paint every paint design in the series.

What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
I think it’s become easier for artists to get their foot in the door with the rise of social media. However, on the flip-side, I think the market has become a little too saturated because of it. So you really have to work to set yourself apart. This makes it harder to make a living as an artist.

But I think if you have the drive and the passion, you can overcome these things.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can find my work on Instagram:

Or on my website:

People can support me just by following me on Instagram and liking my content.

I also sell prints of my work, so any fans of my work could definitely support an artist monetarily by buying a print

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Photos by: @adamm_photography

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