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    Famous Australian Photographers

    Let's put together a thread of famous Australian photographers of the past and present.

    So tell us, which Australian Photographer(s) you admire, respect, etc. But don't just tell us their name(s), tell us a bit about them and why you chose them.
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    It doesn't seem that this thread is getting too many people excited, so I'll give it a go with 2 photographers I know.
    The first one is a guy named Johnny Weiner, who died about 4 years ago.
    He had a studio in Double Bay (in Sydney) and specialised in childrens' portraits.
    He was a funny looking little man with long hair and a great sense of humour, and he used to get kids (from 0-100 years old) into his studio and told them dirty jokes in Hungarian.
    Even though they couldn't understand them, he was able to get the most fabulous photos of them with best expressions I've ever seen from a portait tog.
    For his annual holidays, he went to far off lands to take photos of people. A true photographer.
    He only worked with film and did all his own processing. He reckoned he was too old (about 80 odd when he died) to go digital and most of his work was done with a Haselblad or an old Nikon 35mm camera when he was out and about.
    One of my in-laws had a baby boy and wanted some photos taken of him, and tyhey took him a to a pro, and the results were just so-so.
    I told them to take him to Johhny's studio and the results were brilliant.
    Johnny was also a personal friend of my father, which is where I knew him from.

    The second is Rex Dupain, son of the famous Max Dupain.
    Rex is a consumate artist. Not only in photogaphy, but also drawing, painting and sculpture, and his skills in these areas are reflected in his photography.
    I went to school with Rex, and I was always amazed at his talent right through school where he often won awards for his artwork.
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    Christian Fletcher,
    Quality of his work is outstanding and he has alot to do with the West australian photographic community.
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    Max Dupain and Wolfganag Sievers - their social documentary style of photography of Australia in the 20th Century is amazing and highlights a lot about about built and social landscape of this time.
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