Kevin Shea Adams

Kevin Shea Adams is a photographer and journalist based in California. As a contributor to magazines such as VICE, Noisey, PAPER and Playboy, his editorial photography was often accompanied by his writings and interviews, while his serial fine art work has been featured on several occassions in The New York Times. Commercially, Adams lends his unique mix of photographic and journalistic skills to specialize in reportage, portraiture and video for design and technology companies, with clients including 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 and video 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)

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Logo illustration by Matt Huynh.