Bruno Benini was a prolific Australian photographer who documented the changing fashions of our nation from the 50s to the 80s. His archives have just been acquired by Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. According to the ABC, the collection has 250 photographs and several thousand negatives.
Benini’s images are theatrical and glamorous, and perfectly capture the mood off the time, shooting subjects such as Maggie Tabberer and Mirka Mora. I particularly love the above photo, taken in 1976 for Bottega Shoes, a shoe store in Melbourne now owned by my mother-in-law. I simply love the recklessness that the image portrays; that sense of abandon. And those shoes!