Renowned celebrity photographer Richard Young has enjoyed an extraordinary career—but it was one that began purely by chance. In 1974, he was handed a Nikon camera and asked to take pictures for a book by Welsh author John Cowper Powys, and a few months later, he was invited to photograph John Paul Getty III. Over the next 46 years, Richard continued down this path, gaining the trust of the stars with his exceptional eye and knack for capturing candid, unique moments.
Today, Richard’s archive of more than 2 million images—many of which have been celebrated in publications and exhibited worldwide—could easily serve as a documentation of popular culture in the last four decades. This prolific body of work and his contributions to the field of photography have earned him numerous awards and achievements, including an honorary doctorate from the University of the Arts London.