Patrick J Adams, who plays Mike Ross of USA’s Suits is a hobbyist photographer. Upon being commissioned on the show, Adams used his camera as a documentary tool on the show which is currently in its fourth season.
On Getting Into Photography
I was taking pictures even as a young kid. I was fascinated with the concept of documentation. My father being a journalist I grew up in a house built around the idea of telling the story of your life. My dad did it with words where I was more drawn to cameras.
On his instincts as an Actor and Photographer
It’s a little tough because as an actor my job is to ignore the camera, and then with my camera I get to step outside of those moments and observe them. I don’t know if they’re similar in the process, but I do think the instincts of curiosity is a large part of both. In any art form you have to remain curious about what’s underneath what you’re looking at. So for both an actor and a photographer it’s about being present in a moment, and digging deeper, and asking more questions, being fearless and putting yourself into a potentially uncomfortable situation to get at the truth of what’s going on.
Pictures and Quotes via The New York Observer