27 February – 17 March 2019

Ron Adams

Brief Candle In The Dark

Brief Candle In The Dark is titled after Richard Dawkins’ second autobiography. The great thinker and scientist is a hero of Adams’ and inspired this series of 17 photographic portraits of artists, musicians and writers who have influenced the artist. As Adams says: ‘For various reasons all of these people attract me in one way or another, they are like brief candles in the dark. I could spend a lot of time with any of them, and with some I could have a lifelong relationship. In fact the series does include my partner of more than 50 years, George Adams. I have the utmost respect for these people, they intrigue me, they are interesting and clever. This project is a psychological adventure into human behaviour and how relationships work.’