Adam Smith

Adam Smith is an artist living and working in Seattle, Washington. Employing photography, painting, and collage, Adam is primarily interested in exploring the tensions that arise from the dichotomy between our connectedness to one another as humans and our simultaneous solitary experience as individuals. His work has been exhibited nationally at the Newspace Gallery in Portland, Vignettes in Seattle; and internationally at the Getty Gallery in London. Recent publications include Burn Magazine, Elle Men China and Featureshoot. Today we share his series, It Might Be Over Soon.

It Might be Over Soon

From my living room window I could see the news helicopter hovering over the beach. Human remains had been discovered at Golden Gardens. I grabbed my camera and headed down.

2016 was barely a week old and the morning, cold. The sky, water and pavement all were the same shade of gray. The beach was quiet and still. A man with a metal detector swept the sand. Reporters lazily loaded gear into their van. Two detectives hovered over the body. I stood there with my camera.

We were all searching for something.

The treasure hunter, valuable metals.

The reporter, a story.

The police, clues.

And me, although I didn’t realize it at the time, I was searching for beauty and peace amidst so much fear.

To view more of Adam’s work please visit his website.