ABOUT ROBERT BUTCHER: Born in England in 1949, Robert Butcher migrated to Australia in 1964. There, following an industrial machine accident, he was given his first camera by his father—a Minolta rangefinder adapted so Robert could shoot with one hand. He returned to England in 1967 to study photography at Twickenham College of Technology just outside London.
After traveling back to Australia in 1971, he embarked on a career as a fashion, advertising and music photographer, shooting throughout 70s and early 1980s. His photography credits of this time include such titles as Australian Vogue, Mode, and Cleo magazines. His album cover work of the period includes the award-winning photo for the Midnight Oil album cover Place Without a Postcard, among others.
Relocating to New York City in 1983, he immersed himself in NYC’s downtown, shooting for magazines such as Details, New York Talk, Paper, the New York Waste and the Village Voice, along with local fashion designers. His portrait work of this period includes photographs of downtown rockers, and various infamous beauties of the East Village. ►more
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