John Travolta arrives at Melbourne Airport

John Travolta arrives in Melbourne – Images by Mark Tantrum
While traveling in Australia I was fortunate enough to be given press access to the reception for John Travolta in Australia organized by Qantas. My media outlet was New Zealand Travel Digest. Like Mr. Travolta, I was there to see the Melbourne Grand Prix. It was great to see and hear from such a big star and get the sense that he was a genuine, hard working person not that different from other people I know and admire. He just happens to have a lot more talent and charisma than most- not to mention the dance moves!

While there were a lot of media present, I feel really happy with the shots I managed to get, especially the more candid ones after the official photo opps when everyone including John seemed to relax and be themselves.

I was really impressed how generous with his time and willing to meet and talk with the Qantas staff John was. He was genuinely interested in hearing from the engineers for instance about the work they were doing. The shoot was organized outside of a maintenance hanger with a plane and F1 car as ‘props’

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