Last week I came across a poster depicting a photograph of Amy Winehouse and the words “Bryan Adams – Exposed.” To my surprise, the poster was advertising an exhibition of Bryan Adams’ photographs. I was confused, Bryan Adams, isn’t he a singer? I had to check with the Breidenbacher Hof Personal Assistants who always seem to know what is going on in Düsseldorf.
It seems that Brian Adams, known for such songs as Summer of ‘69, has been exhibiting his photographs at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf. The exhibit runs through May 22nd 2013. Adams has been shooting photos since childhood. His hobby evolved into a passion and has become widely acknowledged. Subjects include portraits of his family, friends, and other elements that define him and his surrounding.
I of course had to see the exhibit for myself! After all, I’ve loved him as a musician- I had to see his photos!
The breadth of topics was immense. On the one hand there were photographs of superstars, ranging from Michael Jackson to Amy Winehouse to Mickey Rourke. Yet, at the same time, Adams shot images of British soldiers returning from a foreign assignment. These photos were particularly provocative and included images of injured soldiers going on with their lives by presenting their strength and will to live. My personal favorite was a picture of Queen Elizabeth II, which he took on the occasion of her golden jubilee. The photo is so impressive that you can now find it on Canadian stamps!
So if you have the opportunity to see one of his exhibitions, such as the current one in Düsseldorf, I can definitely recommend it to you! If you are staying at the Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel just ask your Personal Assistant and they will bill happy to arrange the visit for you!