Anthony Tyley was born in Worcestershire in 1943. Show business was in the family: Anthony's father formed his own dance band in the Midlands while working for the RAF in WW2. He was also a good photographer, and Anthony grew up surrounded by cameras, lenses and editions of "Photograms of the Year" annuals.
In 1963 Anthony joined the BBC and rapidly progressed through cameras, editing and production.
Following a serious illness, Anthony left the BBC and went to art school for four years full time, gaining a City and Guilds Graduateship in Fine Art Painting in 1994.
Portraits of Cambridge College Fellows and members of H.M. Armed Forces followed. In 2006, Anthony returned to his life long interest in photography. People in heightened situations such as events and performances, and in the studio, sometimes with special effects, or home portraits now form a major part of Anthony's work.
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© Anthony Tyley 2021
A. at homeA. 7, started to give me a series of poses after an hour or so.
Anthony Tyley was born in Worcestershire in 1943. At 20, he pursued his photographic interests by becoming a BBC TV Studio Cameraman, then Film Editor. Anthony progressed to studio director of arts programmes for BBC - 2, with presenters and guests such as Melvyn Bragg, Iris Murdoch, and J. G. Ballard.
Now, Anthony is undertaking formal studio portrait photography, formal and informal portraits on location, and candid photographs of children. Anthony has considerable experience working with distinguished guests in his television work, and currently with both adults and children as art tutor. This makes for a warm, sensitive approach to all his current work.
"It is such a wonderful thing you have done, thank you very much, and I do hope to meet you again soon." Scarlet, drama teacher, on her studio portraits.
Anthony Tyley, Cambridge, England, June, 2018
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