Biographical Sketch

Ian Adams is an environmental photographer, writer and educator specializing in Ohio’s natural, rural, historical and garden areas. Twenty-one books of his color photography have been published, including Missouri Botanical Garden: Green for 150 Years, Our First Family’s Home: The Ohio Governor’s Residence & Heritage Garden, Backroads of Ohio, The Floridas, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A Photographer’s Guide To Ohio was released by Ohio University Press in June, 2011. Volume 2 of A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio was published in May, 2015, followed by the centennial edition of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, which was released by the University of Akron Press in June, 2015. His latest book, Ohio in Photographs: A Portrait of the Buckeye State, co-photographed with Randall Schieber, with text by John Fleischman and a foreword by Ohio Governor John Kasich, was released by Ohio University Press in March, 2017. 

Since 1989, Ian has produced more than sixty Ohio calendars and conducted more than 200 seminars and workshops in nature, garden, and digital photography throughout North America. He is an adjunct professor at Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio where he teaches digital photography, and has carried out garden photography assignments for Country Gardens, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Living the Country Life, and Organic Gardening magazines, as well as numerous landscape design firms and other organizations.

Ian shares a home in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with a tabby cat, Fuji, a tuxedo cat, Spicer, and a variety of cameras.