Tony Worobiec studied fine art at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne and spent 18 years as head of a large design faculty in Dorset. He has won awards for photography in the UK and internationally, and has had work exhibited in London’s Barbican Gallery, Bradford’s National Museum of Photography, The Independent Photographers Gallery and The Fox Talbot Museum Lacock.
His work has appeared in many photographic magazines both here in the UK and in America and he writes regularly on black and white darkroom techniques. More recently he has developed an expertise in digital imaging, exploring both monochrome and colour techniques and has been invited to write extended articles for specialist digital photographic magazines such as Black & White Photography, Practical Photography, Total Digital Photography, Digital Photo Digital Camera and Photo Techniques USA.
A passionate traveler, Tony (together with his wife Eva,) has made frequent visits to the USA, documenting the depopulating areas of western Nebraska, North and South Dakota and south-eastern Montana. The culmination of this work has been the much celebrated book “Ghosts in the Wilderness; Abandoned America” (published by AAPPL,) which shows numerous haunting images of deserted communities and homesteads, a graphic illustration of the American dream backfiring in a hostile land. This publication was glowingly reviewed in The Guardian newspaper, The Washington Post and Stern magazine, Germany
More recently Tony and Eva have methodically scoured the old American highways in search of the dwindling glamour of many of the independent diners, motels, hotels, launderettes and theaters that continue to survive despite the odds. This work is an attempt to celebrate these iconic beacons which epitomize the American dream and to ensure that they do not become a fading memory. In order to feature the wonderful neon which is a feature of so many of these historic buildings, most of the photographs were taken at night. This project was also published by AAPPL and is titled “Icons of the Highway”.
Tony is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society; he is a fine art photographer with work in the permanent collection of The Royal, The Fox Talbot Museum and in numerous private collections here in the UK, in Europe, Japan and in The States.
Further publications include “Rhythms of the Land” (Creative Monochrome), “Toning and Hand Colouring Photographs” (Collins & Brown), “Beyond Monochrome”(Fountain Press) and” Photo Art” (Collin& Brown/Chrysalis), “Digital Photo Artist” (Collins & Brown/Chrysalis,) “Black and White Photography in the Digital Era”, David and Charles,“The Complete Digital Guide to Night and Low Light Photography”, “The Landscape Photographers Bible” and “The Digital SLR Expert; Landscape” also by David & Charles. His most recent book, “The Complete Guide to Photographic Composition” was published last year. Over 200,000 copies of his books have been sold all over the world and have been translated into Dutch, German, Spanish, Taiwanese, Mandarin, Russian and rather fittingly Polish.