Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1975, Tony cut his teeth as a photojournalist, capturing the bourgeoning celebrity culture that sprung up in a city ecstatically embracing a new found affluence.
Tony’s voracious appetite for blue skies and sun-drenched panoramas drew him to Barcelona. Here he embraced the “street voyeur” within. His quirky spin on daily life and cultural idiosyncrasies surrounding him quickly became his distinctive signature style
His sense of place acts as a constant stimulus. Shot in the open-air, bathed in golden tones, his work exudes vitality and explosions of vibrant colour. The rich surface-palate masks an often darkly humorous commentary on the ideals of beauty, celebrity and art.
“A good idea is the most valuable commodity. Not a good camera. It’s a good idea, simple.”
Kelly’s work has been published in a myriad of magazines including Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ and Playboy. In 2014, he released his first self-published book titled Tony’s Toys in a limited edition of 1000 copies (including 100 special edition).
Kelly has works as a fashion photographer with today’s biggest celebrities including Demi Lovato, Kate Upton, Adam Levine, Bruno Mars and even Justin Bieber.
Today, Kelly is based in Los Angeles; a destination that is uniquely fitting for an aesthetic journey that drew him to work in locations as diverse as Rio De Janerio, Africa and the Middle-East. He now inhabits an environment that excites his artistic energies like none other.
Guy Hepner is pleased to offer Tony Kelly photography for sale. To inquire more about the collection please email [email protected].