Richard & Famous is the exhibition put on by photographer Richard Simpkin of all his shots of himself with infamous celebrities.
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This article titled “The man who’s been photographed with 2,000 celebrities” was written by Tim Dowling, for The Guardian on Friday 25th November 2011 22.58 UTC
Let’s select a picture at random, from among the massed ranks on the wall: it shows a smiling, frail-looking Audrey Hepburn, circa 1991, standing on the pavement with a young boy. It’s poignant, because Hepburn is no longer with us and the boy, whoever he is, is no longer young. It has the quality of a minor artefact – lots of people, after all, met Hepburn – but from the boy’s perspective it’s evidence of a memorable moment, a close encounter with a star.