Tony Contini is a photographer and journalist who is committed to telling compelling stories with images. He graduated from The University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in art photography. He loves working with people, bands, couples, chefs, babies and newlyweds. Photography portfolio: www.TonyContini.com
I love connecting with subjects, music, a moment. I love telling stories. I love creating art with a group or individual. I love being a fly-on-the-wall and capturing candid, real moments without the subject knowing or adjusting. I love pooling input from multiple sources and creating a product that makes everyone happy.
I have done a plethora of types of shoots from bat mitzvahs to a goat sacrifice in Nepal, from portraits of a young lady on her quinceanera to a doom metal band. I make each photo session special in two ways: by being excited myself (loving every image and giving positive reinforcement) and by connecting with the subject (actually listening to their answers and becoming friends.)
Associated Collegiate Press Honorable Mention - Environmental Portrait - 2011 Associated Collegiate Press Honorable Mention - Illustration - 2011 International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference for the Special Olympics - 3rd place in the professional category.
I play almost every string instrument (with varying degrees of success.) Every time I travel to a new country, I come home with a sarangi, charango, ukulele or guitar variant.