The extraordinary photos of Hugh Hartshorne

An exhibition has opened in Melbourne celebrating the stage and screen career of actor Geoffrey Rush.

 Geoffrey Rush as King Berenger in  Exit the King , 2009.  Photograph by Hugh Hartshorne.

Geoffrey Rush as King Berenger in Exit the King, 2009.  Photograph by Hugh Hartshorne.

What’s the Adelaide link?

Many of the photographs appearing in the exhibition were taken by former Adelaide photographer Hugh Hartshorne.

He’s become Rush’s favourite portrait photographer.

I first worked with Hugh back in the 1980s at Messenger Newspapers – I think it was a first job for both of us. At the time, he was already a better photographer than I was a cadet reporter. After time working with the fabulous Milton Wordley, at Southlight Studios, Hugh eventually went out on his own which included moving to New York, where he has been successfully based for about 15 years.

He now co-locates between there and Sydney. 

So if you’re in Melbourne before September 29, be sure to head to the Melbourne Arts Centre, just down St Kilda Rd, and check out The Extraordinary Shapes of Geoffrey Rush.