Hey, my name is Adam Phillips, I'm 30 years old, and I love being in the mountains. I'm a Professional Active lifestyle photographer. I grew up in a small dusty town in northern Utah. Now occasionally on the road and embarking on adventures wherever found. I spend as much time outside as life will permit; always trying to find new ways to live life to the fullest. I enjoy meeting new, inspiring, and talented people and making new friends. Friends are cool! For me, photography has always been a way to preserve the good times and memories along this journey we call life. Whether that be with my skiing, climbing, or explore new things. It's what makes me happy.
My Mother always had this film SLR camera an older Pentax that she was given during the time she was living in Alberta. She never let me use it until I took this photography class in High School. I guess she thought I'd do like I did everything else and possibly break it. And I do break just about everything I touch… During this time, I fell in love with the creation of what is photography; being able to go out, snap and shoot up the film. When the roll shot up, you took it into the darkroom and spent time using a developer and watching your images come back to life. Everything was in this magic time capsule box as if it was saved and time had no meaning. It brought happiness and excitement that I think is somewhat almost lost with digital cameras. I feel we've come to a point where we're in a sort of impatient society that nothing can wait anymore. There is this "I need it now" in almost everything we do. Nothing seems ever to be fast enough these days. I later took the advanced photography class offered in high school I enjoyed it so much to the point I ended up taking it twice and even convinced my brother to take it with me. Shortly after graduating from high school, I saved and bought my first DSLR thinking I'd immediately start making money, and that all you needed was this fancy camera, then everyone would take you seriously. I couldn't have been more wrong. It hasn't been that easy. I'm not sure if it ever will be. I will say though it has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. So in the pursuit to get out and see the world more, I made my way to Germany and upgraded my camera equipment where I spent a year and a half. When it came time to get back to the States; I had this burning desire to see Alaska. So if you're wondering where I am? Yeah, you probably guessed it, Alaska. There is so much to see and explore here. It's ridiculous the things that I've been able to do while I've been here. There are so many places here that seem to be overlooked, along with so many unexplored beauties. At the right time of the year and the right place, you can see the Aurora or otherwise referred to as the Northern Lights. Oh, and the summer, it's like the sun never goes down. Has this place the nickname actually “The Land of The Midnight Sun” cool huh? So enough about how I'm here or whatever. Check out my photography! Buy it if you like it or share it on some social media platform it doesn't matter whichever one is your favorite. See the places I've seen feel the adventures I've felt. But, at the end of the day, I hope I spark a desire for you to go out and have your own adventures!