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Photographer set to capture faces of Berkhamsted

Adam Hollier's Tring People project was a huge success and now he's turning to Berko.

Published by Dan Gooding at 7:55am 15th February 2020. 3-minute read.

Photographer set to capture faces of Berkhamsted

After the people of Tring were captured in a book, now it's the turn of people in Berkhamsted.

Photographer Adam Hollier took photos of over 400 people last time around, so now he's looking for subjects in Berko to show off the town in 2020.

Over the next few months, pop-up shoots will be take place in local spots, with anyone connected to Berkhamsted invited to sit for a portrait, free of charge, and feature in the pages of the final book, which will be a record of faces and places in the town during 2020.

Shoots are arranged at:

  • The Kings Arms - 9am-12noon on Sunday 16 February
  • Waterstones bookshop - 10am-1pm on Friday 13 March
  • BerkoFest Book Festival - 10am-12noon on Sunday 10 May

More shoot dates and locations are currently being organised.

The Tring People book project attracted over 1,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram, and the Berkhamsted People social pages are now growing rapidly.

Those wishing to keep updated on plans for 'Berkhamsted People: Portraits of a Town' and all the shoot details, can join the Facebook and Instagram pages now.

Berkhamsted businesses and community groups are encouraged to contact Adam if they would like to get involved in the book project in any way. 

Photographer Adam Hollier lives in Northchurch and conducts much of his client work in Tring and Berkhamsted - hence choosing these two towns for his book projects.

He says:

"I was overwhelmed with the support for Tring People, and wanted to extend the project with a second book in Berkhamsted. As a local, I want to work with the community and produce something lovely for the town."

Adam hopes the book will be stocked by Waterstone's (Tring People: Portraits of a Town is available at Waterstone's Berkhamsted) and a copy will also be held in The British Library, for posterity, alongside the Tring publication. A portion of any surplus funds generated from book sales will go to local charity, The Hospice of St Francis.

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