Classic Photography

Classic Photography


The Photographer: Brian McInerney

As a professional photographer Brian McInerney started his journey, beginning in 1967 as the assistant photographer at ATN 7 in Sydney during a golden age of Australian television.
In 1969 he travelled via the Trans Siberian Railway to see the last days of the swinging sixties in London. One story of the British Academy Awards accompanied by photographs of Rod Steiger, Rock Hudson and others featured on page three of the London Evening Standard.
Exclusive story that is fondly remembered is photographing the Hollywood actress Natalie Wood, he was also the sole photographer for the live broadcast of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Instant Karma on the BBC's Top of the Pops.
In late 1970 he returned to Australia he was employed by TCN 9.
In 1974 he started his own business, among his first clients was IBM (Aust.) where he was a regular provider of photography for twenty years. Another long-term client was ABC radio and television.
In 1978 he traveled extensively to photograph children for a book to celebrate UNICEF's Year of the Child. He had an exhibition on his return, which was opened by the English TV personality David Frost.
From 1989 until 2005 he regularly received assignments to document the construction of most of the building projects in the CBD of Sydney, buildings designed by Norman Foster and Renzo Piano, The Wharf at Woolloomooloo and The Walsh Bay Project. 
In 2000 he received a dream assignment to document the one day visit to Sydney of Nelson Mandela from his hotel room to a major conference at Sydney University. Client: Sydney University.
In 2006 he had a major retrospective of his career at The Mosman Art Gallery, sponsored by Nikon.
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