Stars of stage, comedy and sport such as Kevin Spacey, Jeff Goldblum, Ricky Gervais, Jack Dee, Barry Humphries, Martin Johnson CBE, and Willie John McBride are featured in ‘Larger Than Life’, an exhibition of unusual photographic images designed to raise funds for South West London’s Trinity Hospice.
The project is due to run for two years and more stars are signing up, including Russell Brand, Paul Merton and Ian Hislop.
Portrait photographer Rich Hardcastle is creating a series of black and white photographs on the the theme of ‘life and laughter’ that capture the personality of the sitter in an off guard, reflective moment.
The celebrity then adds his or her personal message such as a quote, a witty remark, or philosophical comment, to the original photograph and hand-signs each of the 50 large (32 x 32 inches) limited edition prints that are subsequently produced.
Kevin Spacey’s quote reads "Sometimes the person who is the most logical is the person whom we call insane", and Barry Humphries says simply: "Always watch your back".
The limited edition prints, range in price from £400 to £500, are hand-signed and come mounted, ready for framing, and with a certificate of authenticity. They can be viewed bought online at Trinity Hospice’s website.
The photographs will also be on public exhibition, and available for purchase, across London for the remainder of 2008 and during 2009.