Olivia Newton-John "was an excellent photographer" reveals her daughter

Olivia Newton-John with camera
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Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer and actress best known for her role in the feature film Grease, "was an excellent photographer," her daughter has revealed in the wake of the star's passing. 

While most famous for the 1978 Hollywood adaptation of Grease, whose soundtrack is one of the best-selling albums of all time, Newton-John was a highly successful musician, with hits including the Grammy-winning I Honestly Love You and the platinum-certified Physical. Latterly, she also made a cameo in the fifth installment of the cult favorite Sharknado series, Global Swarming.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.