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Adam Jewell - Fine Artist

Adam Jewell

Conshohocken, PA - United States

 
 
 

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Adam Jewell

Conshohocken, PA - United States

Adam Jewell - Fine Artist

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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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Adam Jewell - Fishercap Morning Panorama
 

Fishercap Morning Panorama by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Fishercap Foggy Sunrise
 

Fishercap Foggy Sunrise by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Rocky Shores At Swim Lake
 

Rocky Shores At Swim Lake by Adam Jewell

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Swim Lake by Adam Jewell

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Brandywine Swim Lake by Adam Jewell

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Moss And Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Blue And Orange Reflections
 

Blue And Orange Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Mt. Rainier Reflection Lake
 

Mt. Rainier Reflection Lake by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Reflection Lake Sunset
 

Reflection Lake Sunset by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Afternoon Reflections
 

Afternoon Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Purple Reflections
 

Purple Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Reflections In Jackson Lake
 

Reflections In Jackson Lake by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - From Pebbles To Mountains
 

From Pebbles To Mountains by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Fading Behind The Tetons
 

Fading Behind The Tetons by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Teton Mirror
 

Teton Mirror by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - St Mary Reflections
 

St Mary Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Heavenly Spotlight
 

Heavenly Spotlight by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - St. Mary Pond
 

St. Mary Pond by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Glacier Driftwood
 

Glacier Driftwood by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - St Mary Spotlight
 

St Mary Spotlight by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Heavenly Rays
 

Heavenly Rays by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Shining Down
 

Shining Down by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Splintered Rays
 

Splintered Rays by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Ready To Go
 

Ready To Go by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Royale Sunrise
 

Royale Sunrise by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Perfectly Calm
 

Perfectly Calm by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Superior Sunrise
 

Superior Sunrise by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Early Risers
 

Early Risers by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Sun Scope
 

Sun Scope by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Fading Sunset
 

Fading Sunset by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Cloud Rush
 

Cloud Rush by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Snow Cap Reflections
 

Snow Cap Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Afloat
 

Afloat by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Glacier Snow Caps
 

Glacier Snow Caps by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Glacier Fall
 

Glacier Fall by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Stumped
 

Stumped by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lake McDonald Reflections
 

Lake McDonald Reflections by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lake McDonald Sunset
 

Lake McDonald Sunset by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - McDonald Overlook
 

McDonald Overlook by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lake McDonald
 

Lake McDonald by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Lake Sherburne
 

Lake Sherburne by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Standing Out
 

Standing Out by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Emerald Blue Waters
 

Emerald Blue Waters by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Winter On The Way
 

Winter On The Way by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - A Dusting On Glacier
 

A Dusting On Glacier by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Early Season Snow Caps
 

Early Season Snow Caps by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Sunset At McDonald
 

Sunset At McDonald by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - McDonald Sunset
 

McDonald Sunset by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Sunrise Surprise
 

Sunrise Surprise by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Glorious Morning
 

Glorious Morning by Adam Jewell

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