Anthony Tortoriello is a Chicago-based photographer who has expanded on his decade of advertising work for a diverse clientele to now include powerfully evocative images highlighting ecology and the natural world through his journeys.
Working in Costa Rica and Hawaii, he explores themes of biodiversity and our changing planet as he documents lava flows, jungle flora and fauna while climbing inside the tubes of barreling waves. His passion for capturing some of the biggest surf in Hawaii has tested both the photographer and his gear, yet Anthony remains committed to bringing people the niches that remain inaccessible to most.
“Opening others eyes to the beauty around them and sharing these visions with the world while inspiring others along the way is what drives me to keep taking pictures and capturing the beauty of this magical world.” –Anthony Tortoriello
Proficient with everything technical and digital, Anthony has also worked alongside many commercial photographers as a professional digital tech and retoucher and enjoys collaborating on the post-production side of the business.
He studied color theory with some of the best in regards to color correction and has extensive training with Dan Margulis, who is considered the father of modern digital color correction. This ensures that images will look their best on screen and in print when handed off to a client. Anthony has also earned recognition for his color works throughout the industry and has been featured on the cover of Photoshop User Magazine.
Anthony shares his passion for photography with his love life, nature, travel, Mother Ocean, and of course people. His bold, evocative style captures the moment with stunning crisp images making him a beautiful choice for many media and jobs. Anthony’s motto is to ‘live life and love life,’ which is something he does very well.
Anthony is published worldwide. His work can be seen in photography textbooks, DVDs, the Associated Press and a multitude of editorial and advertising work.
Read Portrait of a Serious Photographer by Photo Techniques Magazine
Read my Mac|Life feature "6 Pro Photographers Share Their Most Guarded Digital Secrets"
Some of the more recent covers I shot for Tails Magazine which always is a fun thing when getting the chance to work with animals!