Trentino: A Photo Essay by Adam Barker
By Adam Barker
If I had to write a script encompassing all that defines the Trentino region of northern Italy, it would be the most romantic love story, the most sensational drama, the most jaw-dropping thriller…or the most gut-busting comedy. Quite simply, it is “the most” of anything and everything you’d imagine in a classic jaunt through some of Italy’s most storied locales. From Val di Non’s flawlessly manicured apple orchards to San Martino’s sky-piercing peaks. From the adrenaline-infused via ferratas of Madonna di Campiglio to the crystalline trout streams of the Valle del Chiese (who knew?), the Trentino region begs to be experienced by those wishing for nothing but full sensory satisfaction.
Adam Barker is a renowned veteran in the outdoor photography world. Hailing from the mountain metropolis of Salt Lake City, UT, and specializing in active lifestyle, outdoor and travel photography, Barker has traveled the globe capturing five-star imagery from Southeast Asia to Antarctica. His work has appeared on countless magazine covers and editorial features within the skiing, flyfishing and general outdoor genres including Powder, SKI, Skiing, The Flyfish Journal, Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal and many more. Barker regularly produces work for commercial clients including YETI, Treager Grills, Columbia Sportswear, Lifestraw, Utah Office of Tourism, Panasonic, Manfrotto, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort and others.
Barker’s work is summed up by a transcendental style that takes the viewer “there”. A true student of and scholar to the craft, Barker seeks to convey a sense of place and purpose in his imagery through three-dimensional composition and, most importantly, inimitable light. When not working in the field, he can be found spending time (preferably in the big beautiful world) with his three sons and wife, on his road bike or neck deep in Utah’s finest powder. To see more of Barker’s work, visit him on Instagram at @AdamBarkerPhotography or on his website at www.adambarkerphotography.