Phillip Charles Adams (1950-) was born in Van Nuys, California. He graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda, California in 1969. He then entered the Navy, where he was trained as an electronics technician at Great Lakes, Illinois. Over the next seven years Phil was stationed in Fallon, Nevada; Alameda, California; and lastly San Diego, California where he served on the USS Mount Vernon, LSD-39. Upon discharge from the Navy in 1978, Phil and family moved to Fernley, Nevada where he worked in various positions for the Bureau of Land Management. In 1990, his family moved to nearby Sparks, Nevada and ultimately, he retired from the civil service in 1994. In 1999, he accepted a position with the Nevada Department of Transportation, where he worked in information technology. It was in 2006 that Phil purchased a camera and began documenting primarily the wildlife of Nevada and California through his lens. In his photography, he has been able to capture rare and intimate moments of the wild mustang of Nevada. He has exhibited and sold his photography at several venues in Northern Nevada.