Tony Triolo


I have been interested in photography ever since my college days where I majored in architecture. It became apparent early on that a basic background in photography would be critical to my appreciation of the buildings and structures around me. The camera would help me document the projects I worked on, and to record the great examples of landmark architecture around the world, which I was fortunate enough to witness first-hand.

In time, my appreciation for photography began to develop into a love, then a passion. At one point, I thought about combining my two passions and becoming an architectural photographer. That didn't quite work out, but I eventually did give up my T-square and slide rule (I'm dating myself) and find a way of making a living taking pictures. Opportunities were rather slim in my Alabama community, but eventually, I did land a job with the local newspaper as staff photographer (hence the newsman05). That position grew into chief photographer and then to photo editor. Working as a photojournalist taught me how to react quickly, think on my feet and develop a photographic style that relied heavily on simple graphic forms and shapes which transferred more easily onto the inherently poor quality of newsprint.

After about 20 years, my family moved to the tiny country of Luxembourg. My wife had an opportunity to work for a branch of NATO. I had mixed feelings about leaving my job at the newspaper and so soon after having just opened a photo studio specializing in outdoor portrature. Well, it wasn't long until I realized it was the best move for us all. The wonderful opportunities that opened up for us to travel, meet people from all over the world, and provide our kids a top notch education, cannot be overstated. I kept busy by doing some freelance work supplimented by substitute teaching at the American International School. When I wasn't doing either of those things, I was usually out with my camera exploring my beautiful adopted country of Luxembourg.

Throughout the years, I have had the good fortune of being able to travel extensively throughout the world. I tend to seek out subjects that have good form and color content. I still try to keep things simple and I'm not too much into image manipulation, although I admire those who do it well. I'm a huge fan of black and white photography but I tend to shoot mostly color these days. I have not yet gotten into HDR, but I hope to very soon. I think there is so much potential in the technique especially with regard to architectural interiors. I have worked in just about every format, and while I love my Leica cameras, I tend to pick up a Canon DSLR more often these days.