Adams divides his time between music and photography. His editorial work over the years includes L'Uomo Vogue, Interview Magazine, i-D Magazine, German, British and Spanish Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. He has photographed a huge array of subjects ranging from Mickey Rourke to Her Majesty The Queen.
In 2003, he founded a magazine in Berlin called Zoo Magazine, www.zoomagazine. com which still continues today. In late 2012 he released his first book of photos, a comprehensive retrospective entitled Exposed. His second book, Wounded - The Legacy of War, was released in the autumn of 2013. Both of his books have been published by STEIDL.