Adrian grew up in Lucerne, Switzerland and initially studied architectural engineering. He was drawn to photography because of the similarities in both fields: clean lines, concise structures and how light reflects off surfaces. Time in Japan further influenced his creative approach and visual aesthetics, which is reflected in his work through the concepts of craftsmanship, simplicity and reducing everything to its essence. In contrast to his precise still life + liquids work, Adrian's aim with his food photography is to create images that connect with a viewer's personal memories. He hopes that someone looking at his photographs will be moved to pause and remember a certain smell, taste or experience.
He lives in New York with his wife and son.