The Journal

A collection of curiosities by photographer/director and storyteller Adam Ryan Morris.

April 3, 2018

Eye of the storm with Nick Cave

Back in February, Surface magazine invited my team and I into what felt like the eye of a hurricane. We spent a rapid-fire morning making portraits and videos of Chicago-based artist Nick Cave as he prepared for a trio of New York-bound exhibitions, two of which would open simultaneously and the third shortly thereafter.

January 11, 2018

Shot on iPhone

Maybe I shouldn't have been so surprised to find myself on a sound stage directing young adults through the nuances of acting passed out. There's a first time for everything, right?

November 8, 2017

‘OMG’ in Chinese?!

From the moment American Craft asked me to make portraits of Helen Lee, I was enthralled by her use of language. But how would we make her work stand out?

October 11, 2017

Key art for ‘Blood at Doorstep’ documentary

What a privilege. My portrait of Nate Hamilton, who with his family turned to activism after his brother Dontre was killed by a police officer in 2014, is key art for Erik Ljung's important documentary The Blood Is At The Doorstep. A series of images from my project on the family was selected for the Communication Arts Photo Annual, too.