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Charles Adams (1912-2008), Photographer

Artist of 8 portraits
At the age of thirteen Charles Adams won a scholarship which took him to the School of Photography in Bolt Court in London. As a reward his father made him a 1/4 plate camera. After the war he built his own business as a wedding photographer. In the 1950s Adams became the official photographer of the Albany Club, Saville Row, where he photographed numerous celebrities. In later years Adams achieved his Associate in the Royal Photographic Society and the British Institute of Professional Photographers.

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor

by Charles Adams
bromide print, 1950
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Four Great Welsh Men

by Charles Adams
bromide print, 1950
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Jack Train

by Charles Adams
bromide print, 1950
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Sir Vivian Fuchs

by Charles Adams
chlorobromide print, 1960
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Kathy Kirby

by Charles Adams
bromide print, 1965
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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke

by Charles Adams
colour print, 1976
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Felix Aprahamian

by Charles Adams
colour print on card mount, 1990
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Peter Haigh

by Charles Adams
chlorobromide print, 1950
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