Adam Elkins is a self taught photographer from Columbus, Ohio. Known for his work showcasing symmetry, gritty texture, and stunning reflections, Elkins' real claim to fame is capturing the beauty of decay in his series 'Abandonment' featuring long forgotten structures seemingly frozen in time. Whether shooting digitally or with a rare vintage camera using expired film, his exploration of shape, tone, and light seem organic yet intentional, creating a calm in the chaos of nature and industrial architecture. Elkins' raw portraits of friends, clients, and the disenchanted connect his subjects to their surroundings in a way that feels both cinematic and stereoscopic.
In addition to collaborating with editorial and commercial advertising clients, Elkins' work has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Fader and on MTV.com. The Huffington Post has named Elkins as one of 'the best urban exploration photographers on Instagram,' and the Columbus Museum of Art purchased one of his photographs to archive as a permanent part of their collection. In addition to photography, Elkins has made a name for himself through curation, consulting, and branding to build client social media presence. Elkins' cerebral photographic process has drawn in the attention of noted photographers, film makers, and visual artists across the globe.
CS Gallery ‘Exposure: A Mobile Photography Exhibit’ 2014
CS Gallery ‘Exposure: A Mobile Photography Exhibit’ 2015
Columbus Museum Of Art: Permanent Collection 2015
Sharon Weiss Gallery 2018
Feature: Instagram Suggested User 2014 & 2015
Feature: Mashable.com #portraitsinpuddles
State Bicycle Co
The Columbus Dispatch
The Huffington Post
The New York Times