One of our most treasured Canadian musicians is an equally talented portrait photographer; he’s spent the past decade honing his craft, photographing friends, artists and musicians, compiling his best work into his first book, Bryan Adams Exposed. And now his collection has turned into a touring exhibition. As part of Glenbow’s winter 2014 season, they’re bringing Exposed to Calgary from February 23–May 4; and Bryan Adams himself will be at Glenbow on February 22 as the feature presenter for Schmancy 2014, Glenbow’s annual signature fundraiser, where guests will get the chance to participate in a Q + A with Bryan Adams (!!!).
Exposed features photographs from two areas of Adams’ repertoire; stunning portraits of friends in entertainment, fashion and art, including Morrissey, Ben Kingsley, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson and Judi Dench, and poignant images of young British soldiers who have suffered life changing injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. Above is one of his self-portraits.
For a food tie-in, I offer up a juice recipe Bryan shared with the interwebs a few years ago; I know juicing is big this January – the pineapple-ginger-peach combo is delicious (as is mango!), whether or not you have a juicer (I don’t!).
Fresh pineapple is best – you can pick a sweet one by sniffing it in the produce section; it should smell sweetly of pineapple – but canned works fine too, and if you don’t have a juicer, you could just grab a bottle of pineapple juice and grate some fresh ginger directly into it. Or make a (higher fibre) smoothie version by blending the whole fruit in the blender.
Bryan Adams’ Pineapple-Ginger Juice
adapted from Bryan Adams via Rachael Ray
1 pineapple peeled, cored and cut into spears
1 2-inch-long piece fresh ginger, peeled and quartered
4 large peaches or 2 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced
A splash of coconut milk (optional)
Using a juicer, juice the pineapple and ginger together; refrigerate until chilled. In a blender, puree the pineapple juice with the peaches or mango. Alternatively, puree everything well in a blender until perfectly smooth. Serves 4.