Kevin Shea Adams was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where he studied at UC Berkeley and received his MFA from Mills College. While working as an engineer and producer, Kevin relocated to New York in 2009 where his love for music, writing, design and photography fused into his unique studio now at home in Brooklyn's historic Pencil Factory.

As a journalist, Kevin has worked as an editorial contributor to VICE, Noisey, Paper and Playboy, where his photo essays are often accompanied with his writing.

Commercially as a photographer, DoP and editor, Kevin counts Apple, Design Within Reach, 3M, Red Bull and IDEO among his clients whom he helps to tell the stories behind artists and designers through portraiture and short-form documentaries.

Kevin’s dark and colorful approach tends to favor the forensic and brute journalistic value of the camera while exercising a modern technical and compositional sensitivity. In his personal work, Kevin continues to experiment with elements of music, design, collage and digital art.



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

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