Richard Young is the renowned celebrity photo journalist everyone loves as a professional, and as a infinetely loyal friend. This is his personal recipe for his self-driven success which has grown over the last 30 years, and for the warm acclaim from his friends and colleagues which will be headline news when the SKY ARTS 1 television breaks on May 8th at 8pm, with a four-part series about his life and experiences in the world of society photography.
The documentary, directed by Don Letts, will be an intimate portrayal of the life and career of this man from hisn”first break” in 1974 to the present day. highlights of the programme include the stories behind some of the most talked about photographs of all time, and interviews with many of Richard’s celebrity friends and photo subjects including Kate Moss,Sir Elton John, Vivienne Westwood, Tracy Emin, Steven Berkoff, Nelson Mandela, Bono, Freddy Mercury, David Bailey, David Walliams, Peter York, Frances Lynn, Dylan Jones and his wife, Susan Young.
The stories promise a revealing insight into the life of this exceptional man who is widely liked and respected both in his profession, and perhaps more notably, by his subjects he photographs. It will also provide an illuminating overview of celebrity culture and how it ha evolved and changed over the past 40 years.
Part I – The start of his career and the break: the world exclusive of Elizabeth Taylor in a passionate clinch witty Richard Burton
Part II – The golden era of celebrity – Richard gets close to the biggest names in rock, royalty and fashion.
Part III – the trip to Romania to the children’s orphanages with Micheal Jackson, and the meaning of the word paparazzi.
Part IV – Richard Young the photographer of choice at the Dorchester, the Ritz, Vanity Fair’s Oscar nights. young is still on the cusp, capturing the moment wi today’s new breed of A-list celebrities.
Below photo of Richard Young by Lorenzo Agius.
Richard Young, also known as a very descering menswear enthusiast since the 60′s in London when he had his own menswear stores, today chooses a classic and timeless style to capture his colourful life as social photographer to international stars of Cannes, Hollywood, London and, in fact, the world over, and always choosing the understated elegance of Pal Zileri’s tuxedo collections, which get a twist of “Young”!
Author: Rosalind van Lamsweerde Milani