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IDOLS + BELIEVERS

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    The Red Carpet, Cannes.
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    Beachfront photo stall with cut-out celebrities for tourists to pose with, Venice Beach, California.
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    Covered Oscar statues after the ceremony, Hollywood.
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    Brad Pitt's eyes are shown on a monitor at the Cannes Film Festival after the premiere of the movie Troy.
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    John Peterson, the 63-year-old, one-legged cleaner who polishes the 2027 'Walk of Fame' stars inset in the sidewalk from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, gives the Dolly Parton star a clean with his brasso.
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    The Pantomime Dame, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.
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    Donny Osmond socks, Hollywood.
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    Star Trek fan at a Star Trek Convention, London.
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    The Hollywood Palladium, Sunset Boulevard, after the TV Land Awards.
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    'Captain America', Hollywood Boulevard.
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    Starfish, Beverly Hills.
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    A child sells the 'London Evening Standard' commemorative edition to the assembled mourners, one with rose in hand, on the day of Princess Diana's funeral, Hyde Park, London.
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    The Dawlish Karaoke Club float decorated to look like the 'Stars in Your Eyes' TV show promoting talent, but with the name of presenter Matthew Kelly spelt wrongly, wends its noisy way through the narrow streets of the old Devonian fishing town during the annual carvival as the Kenny Rogers lookalike belts out 'The Gambler' in the drizzle of an English Summer. Dawlish Carnival, August 2000 UK.
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    The Ipplepen Carnival Queen, her princesses and their mothers, Dawlish, United Kingdom.
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    Iconic Second World War singer, legend and national treasure, Dame Vera Lynn, judges the under-8 fancy dress competition at her local Summer fête in the genteel Sussex village of Street.
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    The World's Strongest Man competition, Aberdare, Wales.
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    Mourners sleep overnight outside Westminster Abbey awaiting the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, London.
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    Irish rugby star Keith Wood delights a fan, Twickenham, United Kingdom.
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    Electric Kingdom Float, Love Parade, Berlin.
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    Porn star Dora Venter smiles for her close-up.
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    Security and fans wait for the arrival of their favourite stars on the red carpet at the entrance to the Oscar Ceremony in the Kodak Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.
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    Official photographers block the path of a starlet, Cannes.
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    Movie star Nicole Kidman looks down on the massed crowds from a live video screen, at the premiere of Danish director Lars von Trier's 'Dogville' at the Cannes Film Festival.
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    ‘It’ girl Paris Hilton leaves her photocall on the Carlton Beach and walks the two-minute journey to the Carlton Hotel signing autographs for her fans as the security guards push the masses back, protecting her and the millions of dollars of borrowed Chopard jewellery. Cannes Film Festival.
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    Angelina Jolie, Cannes.
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    Former teen star Donny Osmond meets his grown-up followers, Hollywood Boulevard.
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    US porn star Jesse Jane is embraced by an admirer at Prince Albert's 'Rouge et Blanc' ball, Cannes.
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    Sophie Dahl, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Naomi Campbell and Duane Ashurst at the first 'Elle' Style Awards, London.
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    Tony Blair presents a public face, Truro, United Kingdom.
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    The audience joins the performance at a Blur gig, London.
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    Actress Laura Harrring prepares for her film premiere in a suite at the Hotel Majestic, Cannes.
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    Anouska de Georgiou customises her party dress before Sir Elton John's summer party, London.
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    Socialite and 'It' girl Lady Victoria Hervey prepares to ride through the streets of Belgravia for a charity fashion event during London Fashion Week in London, England in September 2000.
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    Veteran Ken Russell films his straight-to-internet-movie, 'The Fall of the Louse of Usher', in his back garden in Southampton, United Kingdom.
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    Swimwear launch, London.
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    Superman look-alike Christopher Dennis at home in Hollywood.
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    Delilah Sampson burlesque artiste in her dressing room, third runner-up in the Erotic Awards. A yearly event in London, The Erotic Awards provides a showcase for those who are stigmatised because they work in sex.
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    Stoned Latvian emigré 'Angelina' pouts outside a cafe in a Twin Towers t-shirt on Hollywood Boulevard having just re-done her lip-liner and make-up.
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    Noel Neil, 'the original Lois Lane', TV Land Convention, Burbank, USA.
Idols + Believers

The photographs by Bain Hogg in Idols + Believers capture a refreshing and intelligent documentary view of celebrity and the nature of fame in the 21st Century. From the shot of a vacant red carpet, to Angelina Jolie staring icily from the back of her limo, Idols + Believers calls into question our apparently insatiable appetite for all things celebrity. As Bain Hogg skilfully dissects the fame industry, producers, pop idols, supermodels, fashion designers, publicists, lookalikes, paparazzi and even porn stars are all shown to play their part.

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