Olivia-Newton John “was an excellent photographer” reveals her daughter
Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer and actress best known for her role in the feature film Fat“was an excellent photographer,” her daughter revealed following the star’s passing.
Although most famous for the 1978 Hollywood adaptation of Fatwhose soundtrack is one of the best-selling albums of all time, Newton-John was a highly successful musician, with hits including the Grammy-winning I love you, honestly and the certified platinum Physical. Recently, she also made an appearance in the fifth installment of the cult series Sharknado, Global Swarm.
• Did you know that these celebrities are also photographers? (opens in a new tab)
Following her death in August at the age of 73 after a 30-year battle with cancer, her daughter Chloe Lattanzi shared that her mother had a little-known passion for photography.
“Through mum’s lens,” the musician captioned a series of images taken by her mum, shared on instagram (opens in a new tab).
“She always brought the best out of me. She helped me with my shyness. Like my grandmother, my mum was an excellent photographer! I don’t know if you knew that about her. One of her many talents. Thank you for these mom.”
While these specific images may not be exhibition caliber, they certainly speak to Newton-John’s ability to capture the authenticity of his subject – something that, despite all the technique in the world, most photographers simply do not have.
What’s special about these images is that they’re of Lattanzi herself, as the star captured her daughter in the dance studio, in a surprisingly evocative portrait and in a candid moment – one where she looks striking at his mother.
Lattanzi, with her neat social media presence, often finds it difficult to let her guard down in photos. As she said in her response to one of her followers, when discussing often awkward topics, “maybe the topic is insecure, shy, they don’t know how to be out there. comfortable with themselves. I tell”.
That Olivia Newton-John was able to bring out a subject’s personality in her images speaks to one of the most genuine skills in photography. Maybe one day we will see a gallery of his work.
The best cameras for portraits
(opens in a new tab)The best lenses for portraits
(opens in a new tab)Portrait Photography Tips (opens in a new tab)