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Rhonda Thwaite, photographer
Portraits of australian cinema, from Nicole Kidman to Bruce Beresford

In this extraordinary collection of portraits Rhonda shows us not only the exterior beauty of people such as Nicole Kidman and Aden Young but also she captures the soul and the intensity of their personalites.

Rhonda Thwaite was born in Goulburn, rural NSW. She graduated at the National Art School of Newcastle. She moved to London for three years (1980-83) where she worked as an assistant to Robert Horner (foremost B&W photographic printer in London). During that period, Rhonda also worked freelance for various magazines and newspapers such as New Musical Express and Melody Maker. In 1983 Rhonda came back to Sydney to work for 7 years as a senior photographer for Ogilvy and Mather Advertising. During that period Rhonda also worked freelance for Ram and Countdown magazines, photographing rock bands such as INXS, Simple Minds, Eurythmics, Culture Club, Split Enz and Elvis Costello. From 1990-2005 Rhonda continued photographic portrait work with the Australian Opera and various departments of the Australian Government. During that period Rhonda also continued doing exhibitions like in Paris - Galerie Vivienne in 2001 and Orangerie du Sénat in 2004.


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