Bryan Adams, with more than 100 million records sold, is a world famous pop singer and songwriter. But he’s more than just that, he’s also a photographer! You didn’t know that? Well, up until now ,neither did I.
His photos include musicians’ portraits and fashion images in particular, but he also impresses with a photo series on war-disabled soldiers. The series gets deep under your skin.
Adams began to focus on takingphotos at the end of the nineties, after a world tour that lasted four years. He was looking for more than just a distraction and he even started an apprenticeship with Herb Ritts. That and the inspiration he got from many of the very great photographers such as Helmut Newton or Annie Leibowitz had an influence on his style. Even in photography Bryan Adams has reached the top, as he shoots already for “Harper’s Bazaar” and “Vogue”.
I was stunned by his photo series on British war veterans from Afghanistan. Burnt and scarred faces, amputated limbs and still a profound connection with life – captured by Bryan Adams with a large-format camera in front of a white background in a very neutral way.