Bryan's UK Book For Haven Trust


I first started taking these photographs in 1999 after contacting Katy Barker who runs a photography agency in London. I had asked her to come over and see my work and a book called 'Made in Canada' in aid of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation which I had put out a year earlier. We discussed the idea of doing a small exhibition of my new photographs. Little did I know that within a few weeks we would have sponsorship, a venue to exhibit the show and loads of help and time given freely by countless individuals and companies to whom I am extremely grateful.

The book started with the shot of Miss Elizabeth Hurley. She was the first to say yes to the project and invited me to Nova Scotia to shoot the photo while she was doing a film there. Joan Collins followed after I literally stalked her at a fund raising party for breast cancer in London a month later. How did a singer get into all this you ask? It started with a few charities calling me shortly after I had co-written a song called 'Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman'. Then a friend of mine named Donna, passed away from the disease in 1998, while I was organizing the first book. She became my muse and her passing away spurred me on to continue something I had already started. Soon afterward there was a concert in Canada and the release of the book 'Made in Canada'. All royalties from this original project went to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

For this new project and book entitled Haven, all of the proceeds are going to the Haven Trust. The Trust has a breast cancer support canter, or "Haven" in Fulham, West London, for women and families suffering from the trauma of the disease. I like the name 'Haven' as the title, as it seemed appropriate and simple, and naturally tied into the cause.

Thank you very much for your support,



Elizabeth Hurley Joan Collins Nigella Lawson Viscountess Macmillan Emma Seargeant Mel C Marianne Faithfull Pat Booth The Rt Hon Betty Boothroyd Joely Richardson Sam Taylor-Wood Victoria Russell Skin Darcey Bessell Sharleen Spiteri Julie Christie Naomi Campbell The Duchess of York Twiggy Molly Dineen Dame Barbara Cartland The Duchess of Kent Sharron Davies Emilia Fox Erin O'Connor Martha Fiennes Trudie Styler Ruby Hammer Millie Kendall Roxanna Panufnik Patti Boyd Vanessa Redgrave Kate Moss