New ‘Berkhamsted People’ book project kicks off

In 2018, Adam Hollier photographed over 400 people in Tring. He produced 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.

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.

The first Berkhamsted People – Portraits of a Town pop-up portrait shoot is to be held at Berkhamsted Lawn Tennis & Squash Rackets Club, 2-5pm on Sunday 9 February.

Further 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.