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John Tsiavis

b. 1977

John Tsiavis (b. 1977), is a commercial photographer, working across portraiture, entertainment and editorial projects. Tsiavis started his photographic career working as a film stills photographer on Australian feature films Head On, Chopper, Ned Kelly and Jindabyne, and went on to work in the entertainment industry creating images for film, musicals, theatre and television series including The Secret Life of Us and Summer Heights High. Formerly Melbourne-based, he now works in Los Angeles, primarily as a portrait and fashion photographer and director of television commercials. Tsiavis’ portrait and fashion photographs have been published in high-end journals including Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, and some of his entertainment clients include HBO, Disney, Sony Music and Warner Music. Tsiavis was a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award in 2011, and he was shortlisted for the National Photographic Portrait Prize in 2013 and 2016. His portraits of Chris Lilley, Bud Tingwell and Christos Tsiolkas are in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Over twenty of Tsiavis’ portraits were displayed in the National Portrait Gallery’s 2014 exhibition PROMO: Portraits from prime time.
Updated 2018