Tony’s love of music and going to gigs eventually made him pick up a camera. Hanging around with New Model Army, he started getting to grips with an old Kodak 35mm camera that his Dad had given him.
His early pictures were used by New Model Army on their ‘Stupid Questions’ 12” gatefold single sleeve. These were his first published shots which kickstarted the beginning of his career…
During the early years, he worked mainly in editorial (RAW magazine for 6 years and Kerrang magazine for 11 years). He eventually left editorial, searching to shoot for a broader client base.
Over the years, he built strong relationships with artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers (15 years) and Foo Fighters (20 years).
More recently, he has shot for The 1975 (4 years) providing many pictures for all the bands online social media content.
Throughout his career, his work has appeared in publications all over the world including Rolling Stone, Q magazine, The Sunday Times and Spin to name a few.
He’s also produced a number of single and album covers with inlay content for record companies and artists including posters, t-shirts, tour programs and archive content for artists such as Robbie Williams, Gorillaz, Blur, Bush and Jimmy Eat World.
His personal career highlight (amongst many!) is having a book published worldwide documenting his time with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus a great number of his pictures used in the bands official book.
Aside from the music industry, Tony has also worked for Liverpool FC. Whilst shooting their weekly magazine covers and match day program content, he’s also taken player portraits for major book covers and projects such as “Liverpool Heroes” and “Liverpool Captains”.
He’s also shot many official biography book covers for players including Sergio Aguero, Jimmy White, Fabrice Muamba, Lawrie McMenemy and Steven Gerrard.
Over recent years, he’s also branched into film and has produced video content for Twin Atlantic, Primus, Jimmy Eat World and Paradise Lost.