Photographs by rock star Bryan Adams are currently on display at a new Viennese gallery.
The Ostlicht (www.ostlicht.at), a venue for contemporary photo art associated with the Westlicht gallery in Vienna-Neubau, presents an exhibition called “Exposed”. The exhibit features large photographs taken by the singer in recent years. Most shots are presented in black and white.
The exhibition consists of two parts. Firstly, portraits of showbiz stars like Ben Kingsley, Mick Jagger, Lindsay Lohan and Elton John are on display. Secondly, the Ostlicht gallery presents Adams’ pictures of British soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Needless to say, this dramatic contrast is certain to leave many visitors speechless.
All of the images on display at the gallery – which is situated in Vienna-Favoriten – prove Adams’ skills and versatility as a photographer. It is about time to recognise the Canadian not just as a musician writing great songs but also as one of the best photo artists of the 21st century.