In his fourth book of photographs, 'Canadians', Bryan ADAMS focuses entirely on people in Canadian society, people from the music scene, but also politicians and people from the business world. Those who like his portraits, which are sometimes taken with a wink, will enjoy this slim, inexpensive - and superbly produced - volume. With this selection of his subjects, he bridges a gap between generations of portrait photography enthusiasts.
The photo volume 'Canadians' by Bryan ADAMS is a collection of photographic portraits of iconic Canadians who shape the arts and entertainment industries, politics and sport. From venerated figures such as Joni Mitchell and Christopher Plummer, to more recent stars such as The Wekknd and Shawn Mendes; from Justin Trudeau, to Margaret Atwood and Linda Evangelista, he shows a range of subjects representing Canadian identity on the world stage today.
The portriats are direct, intimate and often playful, reflecting, in the words of Royal Ontario Museum curator Arlene Gehmacher, 'Canadians' reputation for lack of self-importance and even comic self-deprecation'. This is perhaps no more evident than in the ironic self-portrait by Bryan ADAMS in the book, taken with his back to the camera." (© Steil Verlag, 2017)
- Arlene Gehmacher
- HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 19,5 x 25,5 cm., 64 pp., 28 b/w ills., English