About The Artist

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Tony Cifani lives and works in Greensboro, NC and was born and raised in Evanston, IL, home of the Northwestern Wildcats, actors John and Joan Cusack, lawyer and suffragist Catherine Waugh McCulloch, and singer-songwriter Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Also, the movies Uncle Buck, Sixteen Candles and Road to Perdition were filmed in Evanston.
When Tony was twelve, he got an Olympus OM-2 35mm film camera for the purpose of hooking up to a telescope to take pictures of the stars and planets. Tony never got around to shooting the night sky, but he quickly fell in love with photography and built a black and white darkroom for making prints.
Tony’s love of art photography continues to this day, and he can often be found roaming the city streets or maybe a nearby natural park looking for gorgeous light and striking compositional aspects. Even though Tony mainly shoots digital, he continues to shoot with a 4″ x 5″ view camera (film). The view camera provides no short cuts or conveniences in photography. It’s a large and bulky mechanical instrument that requires all of the photographer’s attention and quite a bit of physical effort too. But, the rewards can be phenomenal – a large perfectly exposed black and white film negative which can yield beautiful sublime prints unlike anything else.

 


Favorite photography quote:

“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”  – Abraham Lincoln

 


Prints on the wall @ HQ Greensboro

 

 

 

 

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On Social Media & Sharing Photos

 


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