Friday, June 18, 2021

Bruno Benini

Italian-born fashion photographer Bruno Benini migrated to Australia from Massa Marittima in Tuscany, as a child in 1935, with his mother and siblings. 

After studying Science at Melbourne Technical College (now RMIT University), Benini worked for a brief period for General Motors Holden, returning to Italy in the late 1940s. On his return to Australia, he decided to pursue a career as a fashion photographer, joining German √©migr√© photographer Henry Talbot at Peter Fox studios, at first working first as a receptionist and salesman, then as assistant photographer. 

He also learnt how to become a fashion photographer by moonlighting as a model with Helmut Newton, Athol Shmith and Henry Talbot.

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