A storming start for the Berkhamsted People book project!

Having postponed the first two planned portrait shoots for his new book, due to Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, photographer Adam Hollier is delighted that the Berkhamsted People – Portraits of a Town book project has now officially begun, with the successful first shoot taking place at The Kings Arms, Berkhamsted, on Sunday. Dozens of local people came along and had their photo taken – several with their very well-behaved dogs!

Adam said, “I’m so pleased with how well our first shoot went. It was great to meet so many people, find out about them, hear their stories and take their picture. Big thanks to The Kings Arms for hosting us and for their wonderful hospitality.”

During 2018, Adam Hollier photographed more than 400 people in Tring resulting in Tring People – Portraits of a Town – a beautiful coffee table book which includes some local landmarks and lovely stories from those featured in its pages. This year, Adam turns his attention to Berkhamsted for his next book.

Anyone connected to Berkhamsted is 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.

The next pop-up shoots are arranged at:

Berkhamsted Lawn Tennis & Squash Rackets Club, 2-5pm on Sunday 8 March

Berkhamsted Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast – 11 March (members event)

Waterstones bookshop – 10am-1pm on Friday 13 March

St Mary’s Northchurch Parish Rooms – 9-11am on Tuesday 14 April

Berko Beer Festival, Berkhamsted Cricket Club – Saturday 25 April (ticketed event)

BerkoFest Book Festival – 10am-12noon on Sunday 10 May (ticketed event)


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 groups or visit www.adamhollier.co.uk/berkhamsted-people. 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.