Camille Seaman was born in 1969 to a Native American (Shinnecock tribe) father and African American mother. She graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied photography with Jan Groover and has since taken master workshops with Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, and Paul Fusco. Her photographs have been published in Newsweek, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men's Journal, Camera Arts, Issues, PDN, and American Photo and she has self-published many books on themes like “My China” and “Melting Away: Polar Images” through Fastback Creative Books, a company that she co-founded. She frequently leads photographic and self-publishing workshops. Her photographs have received many awards including: a National Geographic Award, 2006; and the Critical Mass Top Monograph Award, 2007. In 2008 she was honored with a one-person exhibition, “The Last Iceberg” at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC. Camille Seaman lives in Berkeley, California, and takes photographs all over the world using digital and film cameras in multiple formats. She works in a documentary/fine art tradition and since 2003 has concentrated on the fragile environment of the Polar Regions. Her current project (2008) concerns the beauty of natural environments in Siberia.
Adrian Davis was born in Washington, D.C. in 1969. He spent his childhood weekends in the mountains of West Virginia, on the Cacapon River. Both of his parents were avid photo-buffs while he was growing up, and surrounded him with camera gear and darkroom equipment. He began making photographs at age 15 and has not stopped over the last 24 years. He took photography and design classes in college, and worked with 2 commercial photographers as an assistant and printmaker.
He has been in Colorado since moving here from D.C. in 1996, and currently lives in Fort Collins, CO, where he owns and operates a small gallery for photography and giclee printing services for other artists.
Up until 2007, Adrian used medium format and 4x5" cameras and printed all of his work in the wet-room. He is currently shooting and printing digitally with Epson K3 inks.
All of Adrian’s photographs are printed on a textured watercolor paper called Torchon which has been made by Hahnemuhle in Germany since the early 1600’s. His goal is to have what he calls "Neo-Vintage" photographs: those which are printed with modern processes but look "antique". He tends to not apply sharpening filters to his digital photographs and they are always toned with a slight warm/sepia/burgundy look.
Adrian’s two current projects are photographing the western U.S. seaboard from Washington State to San Diego, CA, and a documentary project along the Potomac River from the headwaters in West Virginia to the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Both projects will yield a body of work for exhibition and, hopefully, hardcover books for gallery shows and the retail market.