A riot of colour, a lick of gloss and a touch of irony – welcome to the sunshine-filled, palmtree-lined world of Tony Kelly.
Born in Dublin, Tony worked as a photojournalist before breaking into fashion photography. He worked and lived in Barcelona until he moved to Los Angeles where he honed his signature style that is evocative, provocative and instantly recognisable.
His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, as well as international campaigns for luxury brands including Custo Barcelona, American Apparel, Steve Madden, Inditex, BMW and Mini.
His first photo book, TONY’S TOYS, was limited to 1,000 copies and sold exclusively in Marc Jacobs stores.
“He has carved out a distinctive style in an age where everyone seems to believe they can be photographers. He brings the pages of every publication he shoots for to life. He is a brave photographer not afraid to push directors and the talent. To say that Tony Kelly is one of a kind is an understatement.” – Paul Solomons, Creative Director, British GQ and GQ Style magazine
“When you need colour, irony and humor, he is the first name that comes to mind. Think big, think Tony Kelly!” – Marco Finazzi, Art Director, Vanity Fair, Italy