Member profile: Kim Tonelli, Photographer

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What is your professional or training background? After completing a BA in photography at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology in 1989, I followed my passion for sixties rock and roll all the way to London where I established an esteemed and dynamic career that kept me away from home for almost a decade. Since then my work has taken me to over 50 cities world-wide. Highlights include photographing legends in the music business, numerous cover shots for Rolling Stone magazine, featuring in every major music publication in England and Australia as well as winning first place at the National Youth Media Awards.

What do you make, create or do? I create  photographic  images. I create beautiful, dynamic, artistic  images of mainly people. I capture memories  for families and document history for magazines.

What other creative areas would you like to explore as a side-project to your current work, or move into full-time? My full time career is as  a photographer. I enjoy music, art and  movies but i tend to be obsessed with my  photography and creating beautiful images...I  try to "get in the customers world" really find out what they need. I tend to put a smile or a nod on the  subjects face everytime i work. I make my shoots fun .I  involve my clients as much as i can. I  "give my all" when im shooting.

What skills do you have that help you run your business, or what skills would you like to develop? I would like to develop a consistent marketing plan and I would love to meet creative like minded women.

List five people, businesses or websites/blogs that keep you motivated and inspired, and why? Oprah Winfrey. A kind powerful woman who uses her life to make a difference in the world so many areas, down to earth and inspiring to me.

Louse Hay - at 85 yrs old she is still going strong and is an example you are what you think.

Annie Leibovitz, for her determination and sense of who she is. Her historic journey to photograph and capture life and people around her.

My Mother for her unconditional love, grace and compassion.

Landmark Education, for a great set of tools and great community