the Photographer

Mark Leder Adams Since 1984 photographer Mark Leder-Adams has photographed the rivers of California. The Tuolumne, Stanislaus, American, Merced and Kings rivers have been both the inspiration and the subject of his work. Mark and his partner Chris Pardini continue to spend most of their days from mid-April through October on these rivers shooting photography. They have come to respect and to know them intimately. Shooting originally with 35mm and 4x5 format film cameras and now with hi-res digital format have allowed them to capture the varied light and moods of these majestic waterways.

Mark is a strong supporter of river conservation and has made his images available for non-profit use. A list of some of these organizations which help to protect rivers can be found on the support page of this site. Please consider a contribution to these groups that work to conserve our natural heritage.

Photos are available for purchase as as archival prints.