In 2013, the Canadian photographer Bryan ADAMS was approached by Trudie Styler to photograph a portrait story of homeless street vendors for 'The Big Issue' magazine. All proceeds from book sales go to The Big Issues Foundation. The Big Issue is a weekly publication created by professional journalists and photographers, and sold on the streets to provide the homeless with legitimate income and facilitate their reintegration into mainstream society. Today The Big Issue is published in several international editions throughout Asia and Africa. That story inspired a more in-depth photographic look at these people who live on the streets of London and sell the magazine.
The portraits in the photographic volume 'Homeless' by Bryan ADAMS are direct, compassionate and full of dignity. They depict character beyond social and economic circumstance, and can be seen as a continuation of his 2013 published photographic volume 'Wounded: The Legacy of War', with portraits of young British soldiers who suffered life-changing injuries during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.