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Adam Jewell - Fine Artist

Adam Jewell

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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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Shawnee Falls by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Mysterious Mobius
 

Mysterious Mobius by Adam Jewell

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Glowing Peaks Through Mobius Arch by Adam Jewell

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Mobius Arch Foggy Sunrise by Adam Jewell

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Desert Telephone by Adam Jewell

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Framing The Sierras by Adam Jewell

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Rugged Peaks Through Mobius by Adam Jewell

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Jagged Peaks Through Mobius by Adam Jewell

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Sierras Under Mobius by Adam Jewell

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Mobius Tea Kettle by Adam Jewell

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Alabama Hills Arch by Adam Jewell

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Mt Whitney Frame by Adam Jewell

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Alabama Hills Mobius Arch by Adam Jewell

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Corona In The Morning Light by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - The Corona Glow
 

The Corona Glow by Adam Jewell

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Early Light On Corona by Adam Jewell

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Pre Sunrise At Corona by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Corona Just Before Sunrise
 

Corona Just Before Sunrise by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Emerging From The Shadows
 

Emerging From The Shadows by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Corona Sunrise
 

Corona Sunrise by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Eyes Of Sandstone
 

Eyes Of Sandstone by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Corona Face Portrait
 

Corona Face Portrait by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - The Eyes Of Corona
 

The Eyes Of Corona by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Colorful Corona Rocks
 

Colorful Corona Rocks by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Eyes Above The Sunrise
 

Eyes Above The Sunrise by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Corona Arch Rainbow Colors
 

Corona Arch Rainbow Colors by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Red Rock Rainbow
 

Red Rock Rainbow by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Corona Arch Face
 

Corona Arch Face by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Waking Up In Utah
 

Waking Up In Utah by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Glow Above The Eyes
 

Glow Above The Eyes by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Corona Red Highlights
 

Corona Red Highlights by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Morning Red Top
 

Morning Red Top by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - The Face By Corona
 

The Face By Corona by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Corona Sunrise Top
 

Corona Sunrise Top by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Morning Eyes
 

Morning Eyes by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Landscape At Arches
 

Landscape At Arches by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Window To Utah
 

Window To Utah by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Sandstone Arch Window
 

Sandstone Arch Window by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Through A Rugged Window
 

Through A Rugged Window by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Utah Golden Arches
 

Utah Golden Arches by Adam Jewell

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Moab Morning by Adam Jewell

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Thick North Window Frame by Adam Jewell

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Turret Arch In The Window by Adam Jewell

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Thick Window Arround Turret by Adam Jewell

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Window To Turret Arch by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Arches Sandstone Frame
 

Arches Sandstone Frame by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Turret In A Window
 

Turret In A Window by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Arches Window Frame
 

Arches Window Frame by Adam Jewell

Adam Jewell - Morning Looking Out The Window
 

Morning Looking Out The Window by Adam Jewell

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Sunrise At Turret Arch by Adam Jewell

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