“ I have been taking pictures for over forty-five years, mostly scenic vistas, water reflections and flowers. Back in the spring and summer of 2003, my wife and I were staying at her family’s century old cottage in the Poconos. The yard and forest were full of blossoming trees and wildflowers and the icing on the cake was my wifes’ crude but lovely flower garden. After trying and failing to do macro photography with my old Canon F-1 of some of the smallest flowers I had ever seen. I thought I would try, as a lark, to digitally scan some fresh picked wildflowers on my Epson scanner directly into the old Power Mac computer that we keep in the mountains. Some of these flowers were as small as one-eighth of an inch in diameter and I liked the effect that I had achieved. To me scanning provides an image that I believe captures the true soul of a flower”
Tony Anthony has spent thirty-five years in advertising, staff artist, graphic designer, art director, commercial television producer and associate creative director. He also spent 12 years as an editorial illustrator working mostly for children’s magazines such as National Geographic’s World Magazine For Kids. In 2006 he illustrated a self-help book, Potatoes! Not Yet!
At 72 he says he has started a new career as, “artist”. Concentrating on abstract, scenic & floral photography. Exploring and experimenting with layering of images in Adobe Photoshop and making six-color archival photographic fine art prints from his flower scans and photographs. He also paints abstract oils and watercolors and makes mono prints and lino prints.