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  • Homeless

    May 2019

    In 2011 Bryan Adams was approached by Trudie Styler to photograph a portrait story of homeless street vendors for The Big Issue magazine. That story inspired a more in-depth photographic look at these people who live on the streets of London and sell the magazine.

    Adams’ portraits are direct, compassionate and full of dignity. They depict character beyond social and economic circumstance, and can be seen as a continuation of Adams’ 2013 Wounded: The Legacy of War, his portraits of young British soldiers who suffered lifechanging injuries during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    All proceeds will go to The Big Issue Foundation.

    Published by Steidl

    Publication date: 30th May 2019



    August 2016

    During the first weeks of 2015, Bryan Adams visited the island of Mustique in the West Indies. On one of the beaches he noticed the sand had formed abstract black and white patterns from the waves of the Caribbean Sea. He photographed many of the formations, noting in some instances the resemblance between the night sky and the sand.

    Following his two portraiture volumes Exposed and Wounded, Untitled is a large-format book featuring a series of abstract black-and-white photographs with an introduction on abstraction by Architect John Pawson on the earth’s incredible beauty.

    Published by Steidl

    Publication Date: 11th August, 2016


    Wounded: The Legacy of War

    November 2013

    Wounded: The Legacy of War,  presents portraits of young British soldiers who have suffered life-changing injury in Iraq and Afghanistan or during training. The lens bares witness to their scars, disability and disfigurement with perhaps unexpected directness. At the same time the images reveal the sheer grit and bravery of the victims who, despite personal sacrifice, live each day with continued vim, vigour and dignity. What we see are portraits of inspiring individuals who whilst not faltering have stood the test of war and lived to tell the tale. The images come with haunting interviews which provide a narrative to each personal journey to recovery.

    Published by Steidl

    Publication date: 11 November, 2013



    December 2012

    Exposed is a retrospective of Adams’ photography and features portraits of friends and colleagues in the entertainment, fashion and art industries, including Morrissey, Ben Kingsley, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Louise Bourgeois, Lindsay Lohan and Judi Dench. This book, Adams’ first comprehensive monograph, “exposes” not only unknown facets of his subjects but also the depth of Adams’ photographic faculty.

    Published by Steidl

    Publication date: 4th December, 2012


    american women

    July 2005

    In November 2003, Adams began photographing a cross section of influential American women dressed in Calvin Klein. Shot mainly in New York and Los Angeles throughout 2004, American Women is a tribute to the beauty, strength and character of American women. Actors, journalists, musicians, artists, businesswomen, athletes and philanthropists are included—the binding theme being that they are all American women known for excelling in their field.

    Published by Powerhouse Books

    Publication date: 1st July, 2005