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Robin Sellick

b. 1967

Sellick grew up in Broken Hill in regional New South Wales. Receiving a Young Achiever Award and Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Grant in 1991, he travelled to New York, where he worked as an assistant to many of the leading photographers of the early 1990s, including Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger and Mary Ellen Mark. In 1994 he returned to Sydney, readily finding work with major publications including Vogue and Australian Style. Retaining a distinct influence of his early years, during which he was surrounded by bush characters with large personalities, over the course of his career he has tried to craft a style of photography which is intrinsically Australian. He was instrumental in developing a distinctive style of photography for the newly published Who Weekly, and was the first photographer to be commissioned to shoot in Australia for marie claire. His creative use of light came to be seen as a trademark feature of his work. His portraits have appeared on the covers of NME, Q Magazine and German Rolling Stone and continue to be published around the world.

Updated 2018