Photos of the UK's Elvis Obsessives

Oxby, Graeme (2019) Photos of the UK's Elvis Obsessives. Vice Media . ISSN 1077-6788

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Five years ago, Graeme Oxby bumped into a guy he used to know, at a Jet garage in Doncaster. The man was wearing a gold jacket while pumping his Cadillac with 20 quid’s worth of unleaded. He told Graeme that he’d changed his name to Elvis Parkin and that he was "living the dream". This was the start of Graeme’s photographic journey into the world of Elvis impersonators and what would become his project, The Kings of England. He found the community was larger than he’d ever expected, mostly consisting of middle-aged men from working-class communities.

Keywords:Elvis, Presley, impersonator, ETA, Graeme Oxby, Photography, Documentary, Vice
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W640 Photography
Divisions:College of Arts
ID Code:36296
Deposited On:25 Jun 2019 07:57

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