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Portfolio Classics: 1993 to 1995

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50 Foot Woman

 

Photography by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017

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PORTFOLIO CLASSICS: 1993 to 1995

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In the Spring of 1993, Tony Ward became disenchanted with the direction of his  career as a professional photographer. After a brief period of self reflection he decided he only wanted to photograph the things that he loved, that he was most interested in and passionate about.  It was an epiphanous moment in the artists creative life and career that would define his oeuvre for the next ten years. Tony Ward’s interest in fashion, portraiture and sex took center stage in his visual motifs which led to his first book of photographs: OBSESSIONS, a series of black and white images published in 1998 by Edition Stemmle of Zurich, Switzerland. Many of the photographs in this gallery were included in the final edit for the artists first internationally published monograph, with foreward by the renowned photography critic, A. D. Coleman.

Tony Ward’s erotic body of grainy black and white signature prints began to circulate the international photography press and mainstream magazines such as LIFE, MAX, VIBE, STERN, MEN’S VOGUE as well as various other large circulation print publications editorialized his work. The publicity surrounding the release of OBSESSIONS  attracted the attention of Bob Guccione, legendary owner, founder and publisher of PENTHOUSE Magazine. Bob Guccione became Tony Ward’s patron of the arts, and provided the master of seduction free reign to produce as much material on the subject of human sexuality as possible for the pages of Penthouse for its U.S. publications and syndicates around the world.  Tony Ward became part of a small group of elite senior contributing photographers for the mass circulation international  men’s sophisticate. He often hand delivered his most recent series of prints to Mr. Guccione’s mansion located at 16 East 67th street in New York, often greeted at the door by former New York police officers and the Rhodesian ridgebacks that protected the private life of Mr. G and his invaluable art collection beautifully displayed throughout the sprawling estate on the upper East side of Manhattan.

Tony Ward, a master of black & white archival printing received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1979,  produced a major body of photographic imagery,  by printing the collection with his own hand and by utilizing his distinctive trademark film exposure and printing techniques, some of which are highlighted in this gallery. Examples of the artists work can be found in both private and publications around the world including: W. M. Hunt, New York, Amedeo M. Turello Collection, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Gunter Braus Collection, Heidelberg, Germany, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, and the Instituto Cultural Banco Santos, San Paulo, Brazil.

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TWE: Tank Tops Available in Store

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Dana Tank: Available in Store

 

Tony Ward Erotica tank tops available in Store.

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Diary: Rooftop With a View of Beauty

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Rooftop With a View

 

 

Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017

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DIARY: ROOFTOP WITH A VIEW OF BEAUTY

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It was an unusually clear and cheerfully sunny day in Amsterdam when I called upon a local modeling agency that I was working with to cast models for an upcoming book project.  The agency sent over a  21 year old Dutch beauty for the casting. After a brief talk with the new subject in my apartment, we proceeded up a crawl space  via a  narrow set of wooden stairs to the rooftop of the building that overlooked the Warmoesstraat, a bustling street in the Red Light district of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, loaded with tourists from all walks of life as they window shopped for prostitutes who were legally selling sex for a fee down on the famous street below.  Fortunately, the roof of my apartment was on the top floor of a street that ran perpendicular to the Warmoesstraat.  The model and I felt secluded from the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood teeming with sex seekers even though one could easily here the constant negotiations that were underway by the tourists who were soliciting the “window girls” down below.

Dutch women in general seem to be more comfortable with their beauty and sexuality as was the case with this lovely young native who innocently laid on a steel girder that was often used by tenet’s in our building  to hoist large pieces of furniture up to and through the windows of the old apartment complex. The small winding staircases so common to Dutch apartment dwellings in this section of town made it nearly impossible to deliver large pieces of furniture into the comfort of one’s home without the use of a hoist and a large open window. On this day the girder served a much more noble purpose. The locals in the vicinity who lived in taller apartment buildings benefited by the castings that took place on my rooftop on days when the weather put everyone in the neighborhood at ease, and in the mood to enjoy the simplest pleasures of man and his irresistible nature to enjoy beauty.

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Yoko: Picture of the Day

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Yoko

 

Photography by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017

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A.H. Scott: Could It Be His Kiss?

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Paint America Great Again by Taqiy Muhammad, Copyright 2017

 

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Poetry by A. H. Scott

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COULD IT BE HIS KISS?

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Could it be his kiss?

Well, it sure as Hell ain’t bliss

In his squint there’s something amiss

Could it be what’s in his kiss?

Or, far worse than delusion is what we dread

Tiny hands are nothing compared to the voices inside his head

The world loves you, Donald!

No matter how vicious you are to the powerless poor

The world loves you, Donald!

With a glint in his eye, smiling budgeter Mick “The Meat Cleaver” Mulvaney slickly slices the throat

The world loves you, Donald!

Reality TV is nothin’ we’re gonna laugh at now

Omarosa is the real deal, standin’ by your side

Could it be his kiss?

Maybe like an anesthetic, his magical pucker holds followers to sway in euphoric ecstasy

Any way the wind blows, can be like the truth or lies

Blow, baby, blow!

Surprise! Surprise! Surpise!

It’s Kellyanne “The Fact Whisperer” Conway, getting ready for her expanding 15 on the fly

The world loves you, Donald!

Daily detractors have met their match in Sean “The Man Tryin’ To Keep A Straight Face” Spicer

The world loves you, Donald!

And, who could forget that man of callous cannon, Steve “The Bureaucratic Blaster” Bannon

If their minds can match, why can’t their lips?

Could it be his kiss?

Wake up, world!

That conning pie hole ain’t worth the risk

Selling wolf tickets like they’re going out of style

What’s in his kiss?

Something ever so vile

That kinda affection he’s bringin’ forth is a poisonous mile

Kiss off!

Ban this!

Piss off!

Ban that!

Grease up and pucker hard

The world loves you, Donald!

And, the world is your dance card

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Painting by Taqiy Muhammad, Copyright 2017

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About The Author: A.H. Scott is a poet based in New York City and frequent contributor to Tony Ward Studio. To read additional articles by A. H. Scott, go herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/h-scott-trustworthiness/

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