Rennie Ellis


Reynolds Mark 'Rennie' Ellis (11-Nov-1940 – 19-Aug-2003)


Melbourne born Rennie Ellis was an Australian Photographer with a social documentary style. His works capture mood and emotion and his photography spans a wide array of areas. The gallery options at http://www.rennieellis.com.au demonstrate the breadth of Ellis's works:
  • Portraits
  • Sounds Unlimited
  • Kings Cross
  • Social Documentary
  • Decadence
  • Nudes
  • Gay Pride
  • Graffiti
  • Life's a Parade
  • Aussie Rules
  • Life's a Beach
  • Cup Fever
  • Famous & Infamous
  • Beyond Australia

Rennie Ellis is a world away from Charles Boyles in style. With Boyles there is little action or emotion and a fixed style that rarely varies. Rennie Ellis has a gritty emotive style, with a wide array of angles colour and content. Ellis has the knack of capturing people and emotion and has a wider focus than a newspaper photographer just focusing on the action and drama of the game.

Rennie Ellis's photos are a great pleasure to browse through.

Examples of work

Rennie Ellis's works can be found through

The State Library of Victoria also has a large collections of works by Rennie Ellis in their catalogue.
At the time of writing, using the search term 'rennie ellis football' returned 784 results, mainly photos from the 1970's-1990's. A fantastic resource for tootball history.


Direct Links to Rennie Ellis images in the State Library of Victoria Collection

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