Mister Adams, how would you describe yourself?
I’m just the bass player in the band. Sometimes I take photos too.
And what are your goals in life?
That’s easy to answer, but not always so easy to live by: I want to get up every morning with the sole objective to live that day and fill it up.
Let’s talk about photography. Is it true that your career as a photographer started with a snapshot of Linda Evangelista?
As a fashion photographer, for sure. Prior to that, my photo work had been entirely self-portraits for album covers and head shots for friends. In the nineties, it was fashion photographer Herb Ritts who was the most encouraging and helpful. He let me use his studio and his assistants for a whole summer to shoot my first book, which was inspired by the loss of my friend Donna who had died of breast cancer. Herb was so kind. In fact, I still work with some of his team today.
And which photo of yours says the most about you?
The photos of my family. I treasure them more than anything. I sat with my grandfather and photographed him when he was eighty-nine. We talked about his time as a Royal Engineer in the World Wars. He was so humble. I miss my grandparents terribly.