Overview


Tony Potts has spent three decades photographing  editorial fashion for major fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harpers  Bazaar, and been in demand  directing beauty and lifestyle commercials for clients worldwide. There is a sensual tone to his nudes that capture a  moment of intimacy. His storytelling  interpreting life on Bondi Beach with his camera has been a lifelong devotion also. 

 

Tony has, till now, sold to private collectors in Sydney, Los Angeles, New York.

 

Now represented by Lyons Gallery he is offering a Limited Edition of some of his best known  images. 

 

Tony's signature photographic style encompasses movement and the pursuit of capturing  moments of sensuality in unassuming scenarios. 

 

Works
  • Tony Potts, Dale Diving, 1991
    Dale Diving, 1991
  • Tony Potts, Beach Walk
    Beach Walk
  • Tony Potts, Boobs And Chin
    Boobs And Chin
  • Tony Potts, Bride Diving
    Bride Diving
  • Tony Potts, Crawling In Sand
    Crawling In Sand
  • Tony Potts, Elle
    Elle
  • Tony Potts, Elle II
    Elle II
  • Tony Potts, Foamy
    Foamy
  • Tony Potts, French Girl
    French Girl
  • Tony Potts, French Girl II
    French Girl II
  • Tony Potts, Girl Holds Umbrella
    Girl Holds Umbrella
  • Tony Potts, Girl Touching Leg
    Girl Touching Leg
  • Tony Potts, Girl With Oars
    Girl With Oars
  • Tony Potts, In The Corner
    In The Corner
  • Tony Potts, Kate
    Kate
  • Tony Potts, Lingerie On Bed
    Lingerie On Bed
  • Tony Potts, Looking At Prints
    Looking At Prints
  • Tony Potts, Looking Up
    Looking Up
  • Tony Potts, Nude On Back Knees Up
    Nude On Back Knees Up
  • Tony Potts, Nude With Hand Gesture
    Nude With Hand Gesture
  • Tony Potts, On Knees Bed
    On Knees Bed
  • Tony Potts, On Knees Bed II
    On Knees Bed II
  • Tony Potts, On Knees Bed III
    On Knees Bed III
  • Tony Potts, On Knees Bed IV
    On Knees Bed IV
  • Tony Potts, Overhead Lying In Sand
    Overhead Lying In Sand
  • Tony Potts, Overhead Lying In Sand II
    Overhead Lying In Sand II
  • Tony Potts, Raincoat Nude
    Raincoat Nude
  • Tony Potts, Running In Sand
    Running In Sand
  • Tony Potts, Silk Reveal
    Silk Reveal
  • Tony Potts, Sitting On Bed Arms To Face
    Sitting On Bed Arms To Face
  • Tony Potts, The Boxer
    The Boxer
  • Tony Potts, Toilette
    Toilette
  • Tony Potts, Toilette Towel
    Toilette Towel
  • Tony Potts, Two Girls Standing In A Tyre
    Two Girls Standing In A Tyre
  • Tony Potts, Two Girls Swamped By A Wave
    Two Girls Swamped By A Wave
  • Tony Potts, Overhead Lying In Sand
    Overhead Lying In Sand
Biography

 

Tony Potts has spent three decades photographing  editorial fashion for major fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harpers  Bazaar, and been in demand  directing beauty and lifestyle commercials for clients worldwide. There is a sensual tone to his nudes that capture a  moment of intimacy. His storytelling  interpreting life on Bondi Beach with his camera has been a lifelong devotion also. 

 

Tony has, till now, sold to private collectors in Sydney, Los Angeles, New York.

 

Now represented by Lyons Gallery he is offering a Limited Edition of some of his best known  images. 

 

Tony's signature photographic style encompasses movement and the pursuit of capturing  moments of sensuality in unassuming scenarios. 

 

 Whilst studying at the Australian Centre of Photography, Tony worked at Vogue Australia as camera assistant to Patrick Russell, the creative director and photographer, before spending several serendipitous years living in London, Paris and New York, modelling for world renowned fashion photographers including Helmut Newton,  Denis Piel, Patrick Demarchelier, Albert Watson, and Oliviero Toscani. 

During this extraordinarily formative period, Tony appeared in many magazines including Vogue Australia, England, Italy and France, Germany and others. He modelled for Helmut Newton for French Vogue which he refers to as the highlight of his modelling career.

 

Tony returned to Australia in the early 80s  to interpret and distil the essence of what he had experienced overseas into his own photography. 

 

Tony was soon shooting editorial fashion for  the major Australian fashion designers and magazines, including Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.

Tony was also asked to shoot nudes, particularly for Black & White Magazine.  These images form a large part of his archival collection. 

 

After about 10 years shooting fashion exclusively, Tony was asked if he would like to direct  live action. He soon found himself directing hair and beauty commercials worldwide. 

 

Tony is the eldest son of Judy Barraclough,Australias most elegant fashion mannequin and household name of the 50s. Within two years of arriving in London in 1950, Judy became the house model for the Queens dressmakers Molyneux and Hartnell, giving weekly showings to The Queen, The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and the Duchess of Kent. She also appeared in the Royal Command Parade for British Fashion in Sydney and was the star of the catwalk in Sydney and London, referred to by Australian Haute Couture designer Hall Ludlow as The most elegant woman Ive ever known”. She returned to Australia in the early 50s with Tony's father Dr Ian Potts who was later to become a renowned Urologist.

 

Tonys uncle, David Potts was one of the last of a remarkable generation of photographers that first sought, and then found, recognition in Britain in the 1950s and 60s. He was considered one of the great Australian documentary photographers along with close friends and contemporaries Max Dupain and David Moore. David Pottss images are held in permanent collections at The National Gallery, Canberra; The National Gallery of Victoria; the Art Gallery of South Australia; the Art Gallery of NSW; The Powerhouse Museum and the State Library of NSW.

 

Tony's brother, Dr Timothy Potts is the Director of The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

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