Richard Simpkin, has been examining our ever-evolving celebrity culture and raising questions about identity, social boundaries and the passage of time for twenty five consecutive years. What began for Simpkin as an adolescent urge to photograph himself with celebrities developed into a lifelong project that has resulted in a vast collection of over 2,000 images, a wealth of anecdotes and a unique, multi-faceted self-portrait. His meticulously collected images chart the fashions and faces of countless stars from the worlds of music, film, sports and politics.
This fascinating exhibition has no language barriers; it works from Australia to Europe, USA, Asia the Middle East & everywhere in between. Richard Simpkin has been able to capture his life in photos over twenty four consecutive years, that itself is impressive but then you add the people that he has been photographed with & it adds another dimension to it.
You not only see him change throughout the years but you also see certain celebrities change as well, fashions come & go, celebrities come & go, you get to see the everlasting legends & the one hit wonders of the day. Today with technology being what it is, everyone is getting their photos on their phones & other devices. The Richard & Famous exhibition started long before the invention of camera phones, it captures an innocence between fan & celebrity that today has been lost.
The Lifestyle Of The Richard And Famous – This Guy Has Spent His Whole Life Chasing Stars