We first discovered Tony from a 1978 issue of the local southern California esoteric magazine called WET. In the mag, there’s a brash interview with the then young L.A. native surfer and photographer called “Confrontational Bathing” In it, Tony waxes on about his convictions about art, taking pictures, surfing, drugs, and women. Pure Southern California energy.
Since then, Tony has accomplished a significant amount of relevant work. His photographs are included in major museum collections including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum, along with numerous private collections. In 2008 he was included in a historical group show and coinciding book called, “This Side of Paradise” which examines the dynamic relationship between Los Angeles and the art of photography from the 1860s to the present.
Have a look at the second tee after the click.