Corinne Bailey Rae, Photograph by Bryan Adams (2010)
Over the past decade musician and songwriter Bryan Adams has established himself as a highly respected and sought after photographer. There is a good chance that you have seen his photographs, they have been the subject of many gallery exhibitions, published in dozens of magazines, and used in a number of advertising campaigns. He has also published two books of his photography: American Women and Made in Canada.
The photo of Corinne Bailey Rae posted above was used for the cover of her recently released The Love EP.
In an interview with CNN Adams describes himself as a portrait photographer. When asked if people are surprised to see him when they show up to a photo shoot, he says that musician Moby didn’t realize he was “the singer” until halfway through the photo shoot.
Take That, Q Magazine Cover, Photograph by Bryan Adams (2010)
Adams says that he got started in photography by doing his own album covers and documenting his tours. He then began taking photographs professionally after receiving an assignment from Marie Claire magazine. Proceeds from his photographs are used to fund the Bryan Adams Foundation. Adams set up the foundation in 2006 “in order to improve the quality of people’s lives around the world.” Adams is also an ambassador and official photographer for Hear the World, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of hearing and educating the public about the consequences of hearing loss.
Common, Converse (PRODUCT) RED Campaign, Photograph by Bryan Adams (2007)
In the video below, Bryan Adams talks to Channel 4 about his photography prior to his exhibit at the at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2008.
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Related blog entry: Bryan Adams: Exposed (8/17/2012)