Names: Lee Tulloch and Tony Amos Years together: 37 Occupations: novelist and photographer

“I wanted to get married because it was completely uncool,” says Tony Amos. The photographer has been married to the novelist and travel editor Lee Tulloch for more than 30 years but says he proposed because marriage was “the most uncool thing you could do.”

The couple were introduced by the late photographer Stuart Campbell in 1982. Amos was 19, Tulloch was 27 and Campbell was quite the matchmaker. “He called himself the Dolly Levi of Rose Bay,” says Tulloch with a smile.

Amos was in Sydney for some modelling and met Campbell on a photo shoot. Due to return to Melbourne, he dropped in to see the photographer at his home studio. Campbell was shooting a rock band, then a pair of drag queens showed up, followed by some film producers. “Stuart says ‘these people are never going to leave’.” He offered to set Amos up with Tulloch, offering a description that didn’t leave much to the imagination. “And I’m a 19-year-old boy so I go ‘well that sounds alright.’”

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