Adam Voorhes started off his career shooting the things that he thought still life photographers were suppose to shoot ( jewelry, cosmetics, shoes, handbags) but after moving from New York to Austin, realized that he did not have to follow those traditional subjects and began photographing things he just found interesting. Having two english bulldogs as constant fixtures in his studio, he could not help but take their pictures from time to time. As more friends with more dogs begin to drop by the studio, this time passing act for slow days, became a passion. He got a house with a back yard, so he got chickens. And soon was hiring his assistant to come chicken wrangle in the back yard after dark. His wife’s family are farmers and ranchers, so for trips to visit the in-laws, Adam packed the car full of gear and turned his father-in-law’s barn into a studio for the weekend. This full blown compulsion to photograph things that are not “still” has been going on about year, so he finally decided to start building an animal portfolio and this is it’s beginnings.
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