Anthony Scano is a freelance photographer who specializes in live performances, landscapes, glamour and all aspects of studio photography. He is a professional photo finisher and darkroom technician as well. Since 1989 Anthony’s diverse skills have kept him at the forefront of his profession, allowing him to offer his clients individualized attention in bringing their visual concepts to life. Along with hundreds of in-studio clients he has photographed many performers in-concert, including Taylor Dayne, George Clinton, James Brown, Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen, Cyndi Lauper, and Sophie B Hawkens to name a few.
In addition to his work on many commercial projects, Anthony has created custom art prints for many top, well-known photographers. He offers a wide range of services, the heart of which is a desire to inspire clients to achieve the most beautiful and highest quality photographs possible, for any given occasion. The most fulfilling aspect of his work is working one-on-one with clients to help them realize their photographic needs in a creative, inspired environment. By constantly keeping up with the new technology that continues to change the artistry of photography, he maintains a steady and loyal following, and continues to turn out exceptional work.
Anthony was born in The Bronx, New York and works out of Upstate, New York. He does work in all of New York as well as the United States.
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More about me:
I have learned that you have to go with your own way (style) of creating your art. Photography is about taking a tenth of a second of time and turning it into art, showing a story, taking a concept from your mind to show the world, freezing the remembrance of a loved one. It amazes me how a photo taken in 100th of a second can inspire or change generations. Freezing a point in time for everyone to see or manipulating time, light and color to create art is just mind blowing!
I have always loved photography. But there is a crossroad in every endeavor that goes from just doing something or liking it to “I really want to be master my domain.” For me, it all started in the 1980's in a pawn shop in the south Bronx. I wanted a camera to take some pictures of an upcoming vacation. What I was after was something I could toss in a backpack or my pocket. The man behind the counter said: "I'll give you a great deal on a 35mm camera." Looking at the camera and lenses - all in perfect condition - with all the dials, different settings, bells and whistles and, to boot, at a price that couldn't be beat, I said "I'll take it!”
That was the crossroad. I started buying books, tapes, and magazines, taking
classes, and shooting tons of film, striving to master the concepts of equipment,
light and time. I acquired many skills, pushing the limits of equipment and
film trying to create images like the masters I idolize; Weegee, W. Eugene
Smith, Helmut Newton, Andreas Feininger and others. It all worked! Even with
my technical mind, and a degree in electronics I was not able to draw a straight
line. Now I found an art form that was for me. I could fuel my technical nature
and create art without even picking up a brush. It worked! At some point in
time I realized that I was becoming master of only half of my domain. The images
I took were never the images I got back from the lab. How dare they scratch
my precious negatives and degrade my works of art with hues of ungodly colors!
So I said: "I'll do it myself.” Control over every aspect of my
work - how great! So in 1989 my photo processing lab was opened to the world.
I did everything a lab could do, all in-house! From the pros to the amateurs,
they all came. My personal work throughout those years took a back seat while
I turned out works of art for some top pros. That all ended in 2001. It was
a good run and I learned a lot; not only about photography but about losing
one's self and getting it back. From that point on my concentration has been
on my work. So here I am, thousands of rolls of film later. Countless hours
in the darkroom till 2 am, billions of gigabytes, hundreds of books, I can't
count the money spent, money made, images still yet to be printed, people,
friends, family, places, good and bad times. The journey continues... I thank