Interview | Adam Freeman
Favorite movie, book, or song?
(Currently) My favorite movie is “Call Me By Your Name”. The colors and cinematography of the movie are stunning. My favorite song is Greenlight by Lorde.
Any shade of Green
Favorite place to shoot?
I love shooting in places with lots of flowers and nature but I want to move away from that for a little bit and shoot in more Urban locations.
My first camera was a...
Describe yourself in three words.
Creative, Extravagant, Diligent
Describe your work in three words.
Nostalgic, Vivid, Evolving
About Adam's Work
When and how did your journey begin as an artist?
My journey as an artist began a little under four years ago. I was always interested in photography and filmmaking and I saved up for 5 months to buy my first camera. After that, I began to take photos of everything in my house and on my street and made short films of random clips.
What camera(s) do you prefer to use?
I prefer to use the Canon 80d but I’d like to begin shooting on a Canon 35mm.
Could you describe a bit about the type of photography do you pursue?
The type of photography I pursue is what I would say to be a mix of creative and editorial portraits. I have always enjoyed taking portraits because I like to show the unique traits of every person. Although it’s corny I believe everyone is different from each other in their own ways and that’s what I like about the people that model for me.
What is your greatest source of inspiration?
I don’t think there is one thing I can contribute to giving me inspiration. Sometimes I’ll get inspiration from seeing a piece of artwork or listening to music by my favorite artists. Other times I’ll base a shoot off of an album cover or movie that I’ve seen. It all depends on what my mind feels will spark the most ideas.
Are there any projects you are currently pursuing or would like to pursue?
Throughout this summer I have made almost all of my shoots try to feel like a memory or a vintage film snapshot. I am also planning many other upcoming projects for both photography and filmmaking for later this summer and fall.
What general process do you undergo to produce your work?
For every shoot I do I try to start with an idea I’ve thought of or a feeling I want to emit from these photos. If I don’t have either one of those in mind I’ll just grab my camera and get some of my friends to model. My favorite people to shoot are Jazz Jabulani and Uani Dobu, two very close friends of mine. Throughout the shoot, I try to keep similar facial expressions or body movement to keep the same tone/feeling for the whole shoot. After shooting, I use VSCO to edit and publish my work.