What do Nelson Mandela, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson, David and Victoria Beckham, Prince William, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift all have in common? They have all shared a unique moment with Richard Simpkin.
Richard started meeting celebrities in the 1980s. Long before the invention of smart phones and social media he was getting his photo taken with some of the most famous and iconic people in the world.
His talk on celebrities will give you a unique look into the world of celebrity.
You will hear first hand how the 'Fame Game' has changed over the past 30 years and hear incredible stories about what it was like spending 25 years working on the same project (Richard and Famous) which took Richard all around the world to meet some of the most fascinating and famous icons of the 20th and twenty-first century.
He has given Keynote talks to sold out audiences worldwide about his early life as a teenage snapper who became friends with Michael Hutchence of INXS at the age of just 16. Richard will then take you on a journey which spans 4 decades and gives you a unique look into the weird and wonderful world of celebrities. His stories about how he met thousands of celebrities and what they were like to meet have made Richard highly sought after on the celebrity speaking circuit.
Richard can also expand his talk and speak about his Australian Legends books and World Letter Writing Day which he founded.
For booking please send an email to
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PO Box 344
Sydney Australia 2029
To view his online original art store please visit: https://www.threadless.com/@RichardSimpkin