Adam Weitsman
Inked|Summer lifestyle 2021
Social media forever altered our perception, in ways both large and small. Not only has it changed the way we look at other people, it changed the way we present ourselves to the world. With every post he makes on Instagram, Adam Weitsman is fully aware of the latter.

“I try to maintain a positive message and be somewhat inspirational,” Weitsman explains. “I’ve had a roller coaster life. I’ve been up, I’ve been down and, hopefully, back up now. I just want to show people that even when you’re down you can still have a good comeback in you if you work hard enough.”

Weitsman is currently in the midst of his own comeback. After getting caught kiting checks, he spent close to a year incarcerated. It was a stupid mistake and one he openly fesses up to. He’s made the most out of his opportunity to start over by trying to spread good vibes everywhere he goes.

This comes across most powerfully when the unassuming Weitsman starts talking about his home in upstate New York. The path people usually take leads from upstate to the big city to Instagram influencer status, never to return to the small town again. Weitsman’s done the exact opposite.

After spending some time running an art gallery in New York City after college, Weitsman returned home to take care of the family business after tragedy struck. “My little sister got cancer and she passed away,” he explains. “My father was running the company, a small scrap company in upstate New York, and he asked me to come home to help for a summer because it was tough after the death of my sister. My father’s a really good guy and he’d never asked me for anything. I went back to help my father and I never left.”

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