The Journal

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

May 30, 2018

Comm Arts annual selects our mini-doc

Our short documentary of 83-year-old illustrator Joanna Poehlmann has won a spot in the 2018 Communication Arts Photo Annual! This is the fourth time in the past six years that our work has been awarded by the creative industry’s bible alongside a few dozen of our heroes. This year the jury picked 127 projects from nearly 3,500 entries. Wow.

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?