Kevin Shea Adams

Kevin Shea Adams is a photographer based in San Francisco. Originally from Marin County, he studied Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley before completing his MFA at Mills College in Oakland. He got his start in New York City where his fine art and visual storytelling, often accompanied by his writing and interviews for various magazines, came to form his unique studio at the Pencil Factory in Brooklyn followed by Chateau Trianon in Hollywood. He now resides in Sausalito.

Outside his photographic and video work Kevin is a devoted surfer, climber, and long-time musician.


Photo: Cody Rasmussen

Select clients and publications:

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


American Photography #37 Chosen (2020)
American Photography #32 Chosen (2015)
American Photography #30 Selected (2014)
American Photography #29 Selected (2013)

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All images copyright 2021. No image may be used or reproduced without express permission from the artist.
Logo illustration by Matt Huynh.