Adrian Roland Davis
Adrian was given a Nikkormat 35mm for his 16th birthday and began hand developing his own film at 17 in the family's darkroom. Today, Davis' work can be found in both private and professional collections.
A passion for photography, instilled in him from an early age by his parents, both amateur black and white photographers who printed their own work, led him to take college courses in large format photography and advanced printing. A scholarship soon followed which allowed him to continue his dedicated coursework. A series of apprenticeships, most notably as a Staff Photographer at the world famous Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite, CA, enabled Davis to further refine his craft of landscape photography and printing techniques.
Throughout the 1990's Adrian experimented with different film formats and printing techniques mainly shooting 4x5 negative films. It was while at the Ansel Adam's gallery where he was introduced to newly developed methods of printing and shooting digitally. From 2000 to 2006 he shot medium format with transparency films and scanned his films for digital chromogenic printing.
In 2007 Adrian began shooting exclusively with digital cameras in the 35mm format. It was at that time he fell in love with, and adopted the inkjet output for his work. Today, Davis prints exclusively on Hahnemuhle Torchon watercolor paper, a highly textured print surface that enables him to create the warm vintage look he has become so well known for.
Current projects include "Coastal Elements" which documents the U.S. Pacific Coastline from Washington State to San Diego and "Potomac" which documents the landscape and historical artifacts along the River, from West Virginia mountains to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
Davis currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado where in addition to his personal photography, he offers digital printing and book publishing services to other artists. His second published book, "Coastal Elements", is scheduled for release in late 2010. To learn more about Adrian's work, please visit adriandavisphotography.com.« less
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