The Journal

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

October 11, 2017

Key art for documentary Blood Is At The Doorstep

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.

October 3, 2017

BuzzFeed. And a lynching.

What do you do when you're the only man ever to survive a lynching in America? Or when you're the photographer telling his story?

September 5, 2017

A Force of Nature

What do you get when you put outdoor company owners, executives, directors; government officials, activists, a creative agency, and a photographer together? A force of nature.

August 1, 2017

Passion That Makes a Point

Meet Bryan Cera — Master maker of useless machines. Useless machines that apparently make a point. But what point? Useless things can’t make a point, right? Or can they?

March 15, 2017

New Year. New Brand. Same Badass.

Finally. Over the last year or so I’ve worked with the fine folks at Untitled Creative Studio to officially re-brand myself. As photographers, we tend to think we can do it all. Or, if not it all, at least a lot of it. So we become graphic designers, retouchers, stylists, and so on. Or we get a friend to hash out a few logo options over a weekend and voila, that’s it. But really, we’re running a business. And so we need to think of our enterprises as one. We need to think of our brands. It’s something that…