Kevin Shea Adams (b. 1979) is a photographer, writer and musician based in Los Angeles. Growing up in Marin County, he spent most of his time either in the mountains, at the guitar or hiding in the high school darkroom. He studied Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley before completing his MFA in music at Mills College where he studied large-format photography with Catherine Wagner. In 2008, he relocated to New York City where his fine art and editorial photography, often accompanied by his writing, culminated in his unique studio at the Pencil Factory. In 2017 he returned to California, this time to Hollywood where he now lives and works shooting portraiture, lifestyle, music, outdoors and art. In his spare time, Kevin is an avid rock climber, synth geek and privacy advocate.


Select clients and publications:

IDEO • Apple • Design Within Reach • Red Bull • 3M • West Elm • Kickstarter • DeBeers • The New York Times • NYLON • VICE • Playboy • Noisey • PAPER• New York Magazine • Bloomberg Businessweek • ART – Das Kunstmagazin • CNN • MTV • Metropolis • 7x7 • SF Magazine • Washington Post


American Photography #32 Chosen (2015)
American Photography #30 Selected (2014)
American Photography #29 Selected (2013)

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