Kevin Shea Adams

Kevin Shea Adams is a photographer and journalist based in San Francisco. He was a contributor to magazines such as VICE, Noisey, PAPER and Playboy where his photography was often accompanied by his writings and interviews with artists, designers and musicians. His art series have been featured on several occassions in The New York Times and his commercial work for design and technology companies include clients such as Design Within Reach, IDEO, 3M and Apple. After many years in New York and Los Angeles, he now resides in Sausalito, CA.

Adams studied Philosophy at UC Berkeley before completing an MFA at Mills College. Outside his photographic work Kevin is a devoted surfer, climber, and long-time musician.


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)

︎︎︎ CV


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