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 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 still loves building telescopes too.
Five decades later, the Olympus OM-2 still works, although Tony no longer shoots 35mm film. He does shoot large format film from time to time. Please check out the gallery – 4 x 5
Favorite photography quote:
“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” – Abraham Lincoln
Prints on the wall: HQ Greensboro
Read: Triad City Beat
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