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Adam Jewell

Conshohocken, PA - United States

Adam Jewell - Fine Artist

Adam Jewell

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On my 36th birthday I was tired of sitting in a cubicle for hours on end staring at a computer screen so I quit my job. It was time for a change but also time for a break from the corporate world. The original plan was to drive from Philadelphia to Utah to ski at Snowbird Ski Resort for 2 months. When those two months came to an end I drove to Mammoth Mountain and skied until July 4th.

While in Salt Lake and Mammoth I took some side trips and discovered the US National Parks (Arches, Canyonlands and Yosemite). It was love at first sight. It's now been four years of sleeping in my car (around 200 nights a year), camping in a tent along with the occasional random couch, hostel bunk or cheap hotel. The journey has covered 100,000 miles and included every National Park in the lower 48 US states.

The journey will go for one more year. 2014-2015 will focus primarily on the Pacific Northwest, the Canadian Rockies and include parts of Oregon, Utah, California and Texas along with the states between the east and west coasts. I manage to get by on about $1,000 per month for food gas and lodging. Any proceeds from prints purchased here go directly to the gas and food budget since their is no longer a lodging budget. Waking up in random WalMart parking lots, rest stops and truck stops in the front seat of the car isn't the most wonderful thing in the world but it is free! It is also so uncomfortable that I'm more often awake for sunrise photos than I otherwise would be.

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!

--Adam

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Adam Jewell Wins 3rd Place In The 2012 Annual Share The Experience Photo Contest

Conshohocken, PA - May 7th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania May 7, 2013 The "Royale Sunrise" Photo Taken By Adam Jewell By The Daisy Farm Campground Beach At Isle Royale National Park At Wins Third Place In The Annual "Share The Experience" Photo Contest For The Photo That Goes On The "America The Beautiful" US National Parks Annual Pass. During the third year of his four year road trip to experience and photograph all 49 US National Parks in the lower 48 states, Adam Jewell of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania spent five nights hiking and backpacking at Isle Royale National Park. The trip to Isle Royale was at the end of August 2012 when the weather at Isle Royale can be extremely unpredictable. During Adam's backpacking excursion, the weather was spectacular with the exception of a few drops of rain. On the morning the photo was taken, Adam spent the night at the Isle Royale Daisy Farm c...

Adam Jewell Receives Honorable Mention In The 2012 Aperture Academy Extraordinary Exposures Photo Contest

Conshohocken, PA - April 22nd, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania April 22, 2013 The Glacier National Park "Sunrise Surprise" Photo Taken By Adam Jewell At Fishercap Lake Wins Honorable Mention In The Annual Aperture Academy "Extraordinary Exposures" Photo Contest. During the third year of his four year road trip to experience and photograph all 49 US National Parks in the lower 48 states, Adam Jewell of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania spent two weeks at the Many Glacier section on the East Side of Glacier National Park in Montana. The visit to the east side of Glacier National Park was during the first two weeks of October 2012. At this time in Glacier National Park facilities are scarce, the weather harsh and wildlife often abundant. Common wildlife sightings often include mountain goats, grizzly bears, black bears, big horn sheep, and moose. On the morning the award winning photo was take...