Capturing the intimacy of the moment is where photojournalist Nick Adams excels. His photography documents the agony, charm, boredom, and joy of life. He has an eye for finding the heart of a situation and then perfectly framing and shooting that moment.
Adams grew up in Nederland, Texas and by the time he was in high school, he was already working as a photojournalist for the weekly paper Reporter News. He later attended Western Kentucky University to refine his technical skills and moved into a career of professional photojournalism.
Over the years, he has been a photographer for Temple Daily Telegram, conglomerate Patuxent Publishing, Galveston Daily News, Appeal-Democrat and most recently, The Register-Mail in Galesburg, Ill. His photos have appeared in New York Times, Dallas Morning News, St. Petersburg Times, USA Today, Time Magazine, and Wall Street Journal, among other nationally recognized publications.
In addition to his daily assignments, Adams has tackled larger documentary projects. His ability to reach out across socio-economic and cultural barriers is evident in the final product. Longer-term projects have included an in-depth look at bariatric surgery and its impact on the recipient and her family, a multi-media project about a down-and-out sailor, the daily life of a family when the father was deployed, an exposé on people living in a modern-day Hooverville, and a look into the lives of teens in a small town.
Adams has traveled extensively in his career, documenting moments across the globe. Recent travels have taken him to China, Nepal, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, throughout southeast Asia, and to various locations in Europe.
His arsenal of gear includes video and digital Canon cameras, underwater gear, remotes, on-location strobes, and multi-media equipment.
He was recently named NPPA Region 5 Photographer of the Year.
Adams is a visual journalist at the Times-Standard in Eureka, California.