I am a metal-head. How the hell could I summarize a photo-exhibit made by Bryan Adams? The answer is, I can’t. I know metal, I don’t know pictures.
So, would I summarize my experience of all the pictures that I just watched? What would I say? Well, apparently, Bryan Adams is not just a rock-star, but an amazing photographer as well. And how to describe a photo? Well, I’m not the man to do so, but I can tell you that I was really moved by his pictures.
Pictures of Amy Winehouse, Pink, Sean Penn, Marie Colvin (just before she was killed in Syria), Queen Elisabeth II (like an old lady, beside some muddy old boots) and many more. Pictures from young Brittish soldiers, returned from Afghanistan and Iraq, missing a leg or two or worse. A lot of pictures that almost made me cry..
And in the middle of it all, a simple selfie, where Bryan stands, with his camera, black t-shirt and jeans, and it just blew me away in a way that I can’t describe with words.
But since this is a website that is about rock and metal, this exhibit got me to remember the old days. It got me to remember that I actually like his music. And it got old memories to pop! Like the fact that me and two of my best friends went to Stockholm to see the live show, somewhere in 1992, and the fact that I bought the album “Reckless” in 1984 (when I was 13) as a Christmas gift to my mother. She didn’t like it…
Above all, I remembered that I actually like Bryan Adams and his music. It’s been a part of me since 1984, and I really think that he should get a whole lot more credits than he gets today.
By the way, if you get the chance to see his photos, don’t hesitate, just go and see them! They are amazing!
Bryan Adams: Run To You (1984)