cb adams: photographer + writer


On you, I see the glory
From you, I get opinions
From you, I get the story

--Peter Townsend, The Who

I am available for a limited number of portrait (individuals, couples, or groups) assignments per year. I am located in St. Louis/St. Charles/ Chesterfield, Missouri area.  References are available on request.

Some images from my portfolio are available for sale. Contact me directly for availability and pricing.

I am also available for readings of my works.

Twitter: @hansduker for photography, @OnSnobHill for Life On Snob Hill

Facebook: Please like my Qwerky Photography page.

If you want what I do, please use the methods below and either I  or my assistant will contact you.

Phone/text: 314-973-0239

Email: cbadams@qwerkyphotography.com


Dig Me


In the business world, this is called my Elevator Speech. Depending on who is asking:

I'm a writer who has worked professionally, in descending order, as:

  • A Pay-per-day Communications Specialist in the aerospace and defense industries

  • The Principal at Adams Creative Services, specializing in corporate communications

  • The Creative Director and Senior Writer for an international luxury travel company

  • A Writer and Publications Editor for a major St. Louis-based university

  • A Feature Reporter, Pop Culture Co-Columnist, and Music/Arts Editor for a now-defunct major daily newspaper

  • The Editor and Writer for a monthly trade magazine servicing the produce industry

Or, I'm a writer who has labored in the creative arena who has:

  • Created this website and the "qwerky photo" and "life on snob hill" blogs

  • Published 12 short stories in literary journals

  • Been responsible for the demise of a major literary fellowship awarded by the State of Missouri

  • Published one poem in a literary journal

  • Been the recipient of several literary awards, both large and small

  • Designed a literary journal and participated as an editor of said publication

  • Been Mrs. Barnwell's favorite English Composition student in 9th grade

Or, I'm a photographer who veered off course into writing, but still managed to:

  • Be the featured artist at a local St. Louis gallery in 2013

  • Show works shot with toy analog cameras in three juried exhibitions

  • Publish four photographs in a small coffee table book dedicated to toy camera photography

  • Shoot photographs in New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, and Austria for travel marketing publications

  • Be the recipient of a Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Award in 1978 with a portrait of my sister called "Dreamweaver." (Hey, don't judge. It was the 70s.)


Or, I've dabbled in the world of higher education at various universities as a professor of:

  • Graduate- and Undergraduate-level Creative Writing

  • Communications & Photography

  • Journalism

  • Graduate- and Undergraduate-level Creative Writing

  • Business Writing

  • English Composition