Originally from the Midwest, Adam Kuehl moved to Savannah, Georgia in 2001 to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design. After obtaining a BFA in photography, he worked closely with the college to produce numerous special projects including ad campaigns and an award-winning fashion catalogue.
Although Adam photographs a variety of assignments, his work is rooted in his landscapes. His series, Savannah Nights, established him as one of the “25 Under 25: Up-And-Coming American Photographers” by the Center For Documentary Studies at Duke University. With over 200 photographs published, his images have appeared in many publications including Vogue, The New York Times Style Magazine, Photo District News and Metropolitan Home.
Having grown up in the Chicago area, I have always been intrigued by the urban landscape. All the trees, placed so carefully between buildings, the flora that frames city doorways, the flowers that line the sidewalk. In the city, we control nature. We shape it. Or try to.
When I moved to Savannah, Georgia in 2001, I saw an evolution taking place in the city, one that has been ongoing for nearly three centuries. The city was designed to fuse the natural and urban environments. That has worked to the city’s advantage, creating a unique, even eccentric, reality. But Savannah is in constant metamorphosis, with endless construction shaping and reshaping its streets. After the sun fades away, so does the city’s congestion. This is when people retire to their homes and hotels for the night and the city puts itself on display. With the moon and artificial light working together, Savannah is illuminated by both nature and man. Those scenes afford a real solitude that’s witnessed by the lucky few. That’s the Savannah I know – that world where nature and the city connect, in the quiet glow of night. The city hums, and I take its picture.
Flash Forward, a Magenta Foundation publication showcasing photographers from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom
25 Under 25: Up-And-Coming American Photographers, Volume II, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
Slow Exposures, Candler Field Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
Works of Man, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
Landscape and Industry, Cohen Gallery, Reading, Pennsylvania
Wishlist, The Brick Gallery, Clarksdale, Mississippi
Part of Our Environment: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
Night Visions III, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona
25 Under 25: Up-And-Coming American Photographers, Gulf and Western Gallery, New York
Vogue Magazine, "Life with Andre", July 2009.
The New York Times Style Magazine, SCAD Campaign, Winter 2008.
Metropolitan Home, December 2008.
BFA in Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design, U.S.A.
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