Winton-based photographer and writer John Elliott has been taking portraits of the stars of Australian Country Music for over 30 years including Keith Urban, Troy Cassar-Daley and many more.
But perhaps his most famous association is with the great Slim Dusty with Elliott responsible for the album cover photo for Ringer from the Top End.
This week Elliott will be talking about his relationship with Slim.
Elliot grew up in Blackall and each year the Slim Dusty Show would trundle through town helping Elliott fall in love with country music.
Years later in 80's Brisbane, Elliott decided to take photography seriously and combining his two loves: the bush and Australian music.
"If I was going to photograph Australian music, Slim Dusty is the pinnacle," Elliot said in 2017.
So he harassed Slim until he agreed to work with him.
Slim Dusty relented, and from that day every time there was a photography job Elliott would be behind the lens.
It was a friendship that started in the 80s and continued until Slim died in 2003, taking 20 of his album covers.
Now on Thursday at 10am May 14 Elliott will talk about being "On the road with Slim."
Due to COVID-19 this will be a virtual talk.
Contact 0438 937 790 or email@example.com for Zoom meeting id and password.
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