Through the Lens of Actor Josie Merkle
Phil Adams on Frankfort Street.
and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. I trained as a musician and have no formal education in photography.
My mother probably influenced me the most. She was also an actor and loved the theatre.
Phil Adams reflection in a puddle, Macon Alley.
I was always an actor. Played the lead in my 3rd grade play. In 5th grade I wrote my onw version of Little Women, which I directed and starred in of course.
I regularly publish work on my Instagram feed (phil64justlooking), and in the Facebook group The Art and Artists of 614.
I am currently working on a project which involves interviewing and photographing autodidactic (self-taught) creatives, with the goals of curating an exhibition and publishing a book in about a year or two.
My husband and I have been residents of German Village since 1999, and homeowners since 2000. Our favorite spots in the Village are Frank Fetch Park, Schiller Park, and our small backyard garden. An important part of my work as a photographer is to walk through the streets and the alleys of the South End (including German Village) and photograph found objects.
Photo credit robertcaplin.com/
I am open about being a late-diagnosed autistic person, and also about struggling with anxiety and depression, because being so has been beneficial for myself and many other people. I have an ongoing relationship with Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, a program that is operated under the auspices of Southeast Healthcare. Its purpose is to support and promote the work of artists who are affected (either directly or indirectly) by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders.
CREATIVE Photographer - Phil Adams Issue IX