Winner of approximately eighty awards to date including "UK Master Photographer of the year 2018", gained two Fellowships, one with the Societies of Photographers (FSICIP), and the other with the Master Photographers Association (FMPA). Also winning
"Advertising and Commercial Photographer of the Year" 2 years running with the Societies of Photographers in 2016 and 2017, both "Commercial photographer of the year 2018" plus "advertising photographer of the year 2018" with the MPA, 2 Judges choice awards (SWPP), more than 40 Gold Awards and adjudicated the 2019 Societies of Photographers 20x16 print competition.
Born in Omagh Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Tony has always had a keen eye for landscapes and a fascination with natural light from as far back as he can remember. Recalling a very distinct memory of staring out of his Grandmother’s window when he was about 4 years old, in awe of and almost hypnotized by the light of the full moon and the beautiful deep blue sky. He always loved art and enjoyed drawing local street scenes and charcoal landscapes. He is captivated by the work of famous artists such as Joseph Wright of Derby, Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt whose perspective became known as luminism. He loves their style and the realism in their paintings, again intrigued by the light.
Specializing in night or dusk themed images in the commercial/architectural industry as well as landscapes, streetscapes and still life. The images he composes are captured using the natural and synthetic nuances of light, giving that three-dimensional atmospheric feel. After capture, considerable time and attention is spent in post process using advanced techniques such as luminosity masking and photo blending, also a technique like painting to produce the final result. His meticulously refined, unique, highly detailed images can be truly appreciated when reproduced in his signature, 5ft acrylic gallery, art piece. His commercial and advertising commissions have been quoted to be reminiscent of the American artist, Edward Hopper, and the photographer Gregory Crewdson.