Field Test Friday: Adam Clark
Adam first fell in love with the art of photography at the age of 17 when a family friend gifted him a camera. He took that camera, packed his bags and moved into employee housing at the powder skiing mecca of Alta Ski Resort in Utah. Alta is the perfect stomping grounds for an aspiring young outdoor photographer. With no shortage of snow and skiers to photograph, Adam quickly honed in his craft and began gaining attention from ski industry heavy hitters like Teton Gravity Research, Rossignol Skis and more. What was a passion project quickly turned into a career for Adam and he soon found himself shooting professionally for industry leading brands such as The North Face, Patagonia, Salomon and more.
Since then, Adam’s camera has taken him around the world. From chasing snow in the Southern Hemisphere to skiing off the summit of 20,310’ Denali in Alaska to expeditions in Greenland, Adam has skied on nearly every continent other than Africa. It’s safe to say he’s a perfect candidate for our first Field Test Friday feature.
With all his travels, Adam planted roots in Utah near Little Cottonwood Canyon to ensure he was close to the Wasatch Range backcountry access he loves so much. We caught up with Adam just a couple days after returning from a 3 week stint chasing winter in Argentina to spend some time with him at his home while he was packing his van for a quick trip to the Southern Utah desert with his girlfriend Anna and their French bulldog, Theo.
What does it mean to you to be Ventureborn?
I think it's just all about getting out there and doing what you love to do! making it a priority.
How do you “Preserve and Persevere” with your job, hobbies and outdoor activities?
For work I really believe in you get the work you do personally. So my personal work is often the same as my paid work- Being outside in beautiful place with great people. I always hope that the more time anybody spends outside, the more willing they are to help keep the wild-wild. And I really believe that is important to everybody, no matter who they are or what they do. And maybe some of my photo and video work will help people get outside.
What does your Ventureborn ring symbolize to you?
It's that reminder to keep trying, keep getting out there and keep doing the best job I can. The hardest part is always getting out the door. For work or play, lots of things in life will keep me from getting outside. Anything I can do to remember to get outside is a huge help for me.