I'm Adam Warner, an amateur photojournalist based out of Lincoln, Nebraska. I was raised in Prior Lake, Minnesota, which is about 30 minutes south of the Twin Cities. My family has driven to Nebraska to visit my mom's family at least once a year, so this state has always felt like a second home to me. That familial connection is what brought me to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a tour and eventually to photojournalism.
I had very little experience with a camera before college.Two high school photography classes weren't enough to pique my interest, and I left high school without a clue what I wanted to do with my life. Touring smaller colleges in Minnesota brought no direction, but after discovering journalism at UNL I felt like I found my calling. During my second semester, I began working at the university's student newspaper as a photographer. It wasn't a quick romance, but a slow-burning one. As I became more seasoned with each assignment, I found myself enjoying the puzzles that each situation forced me to solve on the fly.
It's been two years since my first day at that publication, and I'm now more driven as a photojournalist than ever before. I've become less of a hobby photographer and more of a student of the craft, studying others' work and deducing the decisions made with each photograph. Looking at what I've accomplished so far, I know there's nothing I'd rather be doing.