Gold Coast Treasure: Richard ‘Tommy’ Campion

Richard Tommy Campion is a Gold Coast press photographer who has been capturing the famous faces who flock to our city for decades.

With a personality as colourful as the shots he takes, it’s not surprising to learn that Tommy often becomes mates with the celebrities he is tasked to capture.

From Ronnie Corbett to the Brady Bunch cast to Joe Cocker, Tommy has photographed them all.

“Most stars that have come to the Coast, including movie stars, popstars, and twinkle twinkle little stars I have photographed,” he told myGC.

Check out some of his incredible images and watch the full interview in the video below:

To see more of Richard ‘Tommy’ Campion’s photos, check out his blog here: richardtommycampion.wordpress.com/

Carla Tooma
Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.