Born at the end of the war, Tony was brought up in Waterloo, South London. After a promising career as a barrow-boy was brought to a premature close by a VERY large spider, he began working in the picture library at the Evening Standard. Complaining one day about the - to him - poor quality of the football photographs, he was challenged to do better. Accordingly, with a borrowed camera, and after two hours tuition on the roof of the Standard building with the wonderful Roy Jones, he marched off to Highbury to photograph Arsenal v Stoke. That days photos formed the centre spread of the following edition of 'SHOOT!' magazine, and Tony became a smudger, supplying, amoungst others, the Evening Standard, NME and various football magazines. Tony currently works for the National Theatre and can occasionally be persuaded to take some holiday snaps.
The Faces by Tony Collins
Pink Floyd by Tony Collins