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Adam Jewell - Fine Artist

Adam Jewell

Conshohocken, PA - United States

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View Limited Time Promotions Here And Save Up To 50% Or More On Select Canvas Prints.   There comes a time in life when we wonder where we are going, what we are doing and if there isn't something more to life.   That time hit in my 30's.   Working at an online marketing agency and putting in 14 hour days 6 days a week at times was starting to wear on me.   I'd wake up, rush into the office to stare at a computer screen, come home to stare at it some more, go through some robotic exercises on the machines at the local gym and try to fit some sleep in there...more
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There comes a time in life when we wonder where we are going, what we are doing and if there isn't something more to life. That time hit in my 30's. Working at an online marketing agency and putting in 14 hour days 6 days a week at times was starting to wear on me. I'd wake up, rush into the office to stare at a computer screen, come home to stare at it some more, go through some robotic exercises on the machines at the local gym and try to fit some sleep in there somewhere.

It was a “comfortable” life, as in all the bills were paid, there was a ski trip or two out west each year and there were some cool toys to play with but never time to actually play with them. Even if there was time to sleep, it was often elusive because there was too much to keep track of, too many projects going on and too much stress at work.

As birthday #36 came creeping up, it was time to make a change. Would a different agency be a good move, maybe working in-house or just one big, bold shake up be the best move? After many more sleepless nights trying to come to a decision, the decision was to simply give notice and quit my job. Up until the day notice was given, it wasn't by any means assured that it would happen. Would health insurance be affordable, would credit cards get canceled, what would any future employers think? There was no way to know exactly what would happen or what the future would hold so it was time to make a bold move and quit.

My 36th birthday was the last day on the job. The plan was to pack the car, drive out to Utah, rent a room, ski at Snowbird for two months and head back to Philly to find another computer screen in another cubicle.

Once Snowbird closed for the season, Mammoth Mountain lured me out to the Eastern Sierras to ski every day until July 4th, 2010. Yosemite National Park and countless other sights kept me out there past the 4th, until early August. When the time came to leave Mammoth Lakes it seemed like a sensible idea to visit more national parks on the way back to Philly. Craters of the Moon, the City Of Rocks, Yellowstone/Teton and the Badlands were a few of the stops on the way back east.

Two months on the road turned into six and a somewhat life changing experience. At some point on the march back east, I realized I'd only sampled what there was to see and experience in the world and even in the United States. It was too soon to go back to starring at a compute screen and forgo the opportunity to experience and photograph the US National Parks and so man of the amazing natural and historical wonders all across the county.

What began as a two month ski trip has now turned into what will be a 7+ year road trip to all of the US National Parks in the lower 48 states as well as a sampling of those in various regions of Canada. I went from living comfortably to spending upwards of 200 nights a year sleeping in a Subaru Outback with the remaining nights spent in a tent, a hostel or the cheapest hotel I can find.

It is grueling, it is exhausting and quite challenging to get by on around $1,000 a month for food, gas and “lodging”. Rest stops, forest service and BLM land and even Walmart parking lots are often places considered “home” for the night. It can be a week in between showers. Sometimes Beefaroni, Ramen Noodles and Pop Tarts make up the bulk of the weekly menu. No matter how uncomfortable or exhausting it can be on the road, waking up to explore amazing sights somewhere in North America makes the discomfort and exhausting melt away.

The photographs you see here are the sights I've seen along the road. Some were quick shots taken from the road while others required days of backpacking of hiking more than 20 miles and climbing 5,000 vertical feet in a single day.

Leaving the corporate office is so far not a way to get “money” rich in any sense of the word. It takes sacrifice and determination to see, experience and photograph all these incredible places but so far its been worth every moment. I hope you enjoy seeing all the incredible sights across the US and Canada. Should you decide to hang a print on your wall, I'd love to see how it looks on your wall and I thank-you very much for deciding to buy one of my prints!

There is a blog and a Facebook page to accompany the trip. If you have any interest in links to those, just contact me through the FAA site and I'll send you the links. Remember to get out of the cubicle on a regular basis. Sitting down all the time staring at a computer screen will kill you. But if you are going to die early do it in the presence of beautiful sights hanging on the walls!

If you are interested in licensing photos, that can be arranged.
For regional and non-profit magazines, I usually go with the NPCA Photo Rates For national magazines, multiply those rates by 2.

For personal projects, the cost of a license is 80% of the print price (not including materials) listed on this website so it will vary by size. I license if you need to print the image on something that is not sold on this site. I don't license so you can make your own prints.

Commercial licensing is on a case by case basis. I don't offer any images in exchange for 'credit' or 'exposure' because the gas stations, grocery stores and camera shops do not yet accept those as forms of payment and I have to pay them all to get the photos you see here.

Bartering for products and/or services is a possibility.

--Adam

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Photos From The Stunning Lassen Volcanic National Park In Northern California.

Adam Jewell - Afternoon Reflections
 

Afternoon Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Purple Reflections
 

Purple Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Against All Odds
 

Against All Odds by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Guardian Of The Dunes
 

Guardian Of The Dunes by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Painted Dunes Valley
 

Painted Dunes Valley by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Volcanic Painted Dunes
 

Volcanic Painted Dunes by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Painted Dunes Landscape
 

Painted Dunes Landscape by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - California Cinder Cone
 

California Cinder Cone by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Volcanic Hole
 

Volcanic Hole by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Painted Dunes Overlook
 

Painted Dunes Overlook by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Painted Dune Landscape
 

Painted Dune Landscape by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - On The Edge
 

On The Edge by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Natural Cone
 

Natural Cone by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Dormant Cinder Cone
 

Dormant Cinder Cone by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lassen Cinder Cone
 

Lassen Cinder Cone by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lassen Painted Dunes
 

Lassen Painted Dunes by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Brokeoff Mountain Climb
 

Brokeoff Mountain Climb by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Brokeoff Wall
 

Brokeoff Wall by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Brokeoff At Lassen
 

Brokeoff At Lassen by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Bumpass Hell Sunset
 

Bumpass Hell Sunset by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Beautiful Blue
 

Beautiful Blue by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Blue Mirror
 

Blue Mirror by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Waterlogged
 

Waterlogged by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Under The Surface
 

Under The Surface by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Arrow In The Sky
 

Arrow In The Sky by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lassen Summit Lake Reflections
 

Lassen Summit Lake Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Ready For Launch
 

Ready For Launch by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Sky Hunter
 

Sky Hunter by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Bow And Arrow
 

Bow And Arrow by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Arrowhead Reflection
 

Arrowhead Reflection by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Wings In The Lake
 

Wings In The Lake by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lassen Peak Reflections
 

Lassen Peak Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Line Through The Trees
 

Line Through The Trees by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Wispy Blues
 

Wispy Blues by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Log In The Lake
 

Log In The Lake by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Across The Meadow
 

Across The Meadow by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lassen Meadows
 

Lassen Meadows by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lassen Reflections
 

Lassen Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lassen Park Blues
 

Lassen Park Blues by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Reflections Along Summit Lake
 

Reflections Along Summit Lake by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Green In Summit Lake
 

Green In Summit Lake by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lassen In Summit Lale
 

Lassen In Summit Lale by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Reflections Of Lassen
 

Reflections Of Lassen by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Summit Lake Blues
 

Summit Lake Blues by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - The Tree LIne
 

The Tree LIne by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Under The Surface
 

Under The Surface by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Mt Lassen Reflections
 

Mt Lassen Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Mt Lassen In Summit Lake
 

Mt Lassen In Summit Lake by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Brokeoff Mountain
 

Brokeoff Mountain by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Perfect Reflection
 

Perfect Reflection by Adam Jewell

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