Tony Duran’s timeless graphic style has impressed both the celebrity and fashion world, transcending into what he calls high end portraiture. Duran says,” I treat each subject with the same approach, be it models or actors, or a person off the street. People just want to look more beautiful and sexy than they did when they walked in the door. It is all a fantasy. A fantasy that I am more than willing to provide!”
He is known for photographing nude and semi-nude models. He also uses strange imagery and props in his work. This has led to some mocking reviews. His work with Beyoncé was reviewed by The Daily Mirror as looking like something out of Star Trek.
Additionally, Duran is known for using his history as a student of art in his photography. His lack of formal training as a photographer – and his formal training as an artist – allow him to “capture a sensual side not often revealed in his subjects.”
Tony Duran – The Casting – Featuring Emily Ratajkowski
Tony Duran has photographed a virtual who’s who of the Hollywood and fashion set. Born in Winona, MN and a graduate from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Duran has no formal training in photography but relies more on his past of painting and drawing that give him the unique ability to capture a sensual side not often revealed in his subjects. From the beginning of his career, Duran has traveled the world building a stellar archive of work, initially settling in Sydney Australia, where he built a long list of editorial and commercial clients. His next stop was a stint in NY with Duran finally settling down in Los Angeles. Duran preceded to focus on celebrity photography.