Canadian rocker-turned-photographer Bryan Adams marked Veterans Day on Tuesday (11Nov14) by launching an exhibition of pictures featuring wounded soldiers.

The Everything I Do (I Do It For You) crooner, who also works as a professional snapper, spent five years taking snaps of former servicemen and women who had been injured during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He compiled the pictures into a book titled Wounded: Legacy of War last year (13) and he has now launched an exhibition in London featuring a selection of the photographs to coincide with Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in the U.K.

Adams tells U.K. Tv show Good Morning Britain, "You can imagine with five years of doing it, so many stories and so many complex stories about how these guys were injured, you just can't believe it. War is simply disgusting and this is a good time to remember the living, particularly the wounded, and the reason behind the book is to make sure we don't forget the consequences of war.

"The thing that really struck me while we were working on the book, there's such a great camaraderie amongst the guys and such a good spirit. I shot the pictures at my house, everybody came over, usually with their families or friends and it was always a nice experience."

British royal Prince Harry attended the launch event on Tuesday (11Nov14) at London's Somerset House before the display opened to the public on Wednesday (12Nov14). The show runs until January (15).