Sunderland-born and bred Tony Briggs began his career as a freelance photographer and director working for London record companies Acid Jazz, Go Discs, MCA, Universal and the London style magazines; i-D, The Face and Dazed & Confused.
Tone has had the Midas touch all along, doing the first portrait sessions for Sacha Baron-Cohen, Kate Moss and Jimmy Carr. They no longer return his calls. Still, many do and he has consistently worked with some of the worlds finest comedians, sporting heroes, musicians and actors for some of the worlds leading publications and advertising agencies.
TV appearances have included a commercial endorsement for Carl Zeiss, appearing as a mentor in BBC2’s acclaimed documentary series ‘Apply Immediately’ and the ‘I am PC’ campaign for Microsoft. Awards include ‘London Photographer of the Year’.
He continues to work with top agencies and performers, shooting commercials, short films, digital content and stills campaigns.
Kate Moss Photography Circa 1992
Originally shot for the FACE Magazine in 1992, these pictures of Kate Moss were shot as part of a hair fashion piece ‘Haute Coiffure’ for Fish Hairdressing in Soho. They were forgotten and lost in storage until found and printed for the first time for Tony’s FORTY exhibition in 2007. These shots, taken when Kate was still only 17 and ‘unknown’, marked the beginning of her meteoric career, and were the first to feature full studio make up and hair styling.