BOBBY NEEL ADAMS - PHOTOGRAPHER INFO
Bobby Neel Adams (1953, Black Mountain/USA) currently resides in New York. Much of Adams' photographic work addresses the transformation of the human body by aging and circumstance. In the late 1980s he began using a photomontage technique he termed “photo-surgery,” in which photographs were altered through manual excision, collage, and possible defacing of the subject. In 2007 with a Grant and Residency from The MacDowell Art Colony, Adams resurrected an old project titled FamilyTree. Photographing immediate family members individually he then combined their portraits into one figure. These photographic montages show the visual DNA passed down from father to son and mother to daughter. Adams is currently producing a series of Vanitas style, still-life photographs of detritus and decay titled Drowned.