Tony Pioli’s World of Photography


A self-taught photographer, my interest in photography began in early childhood when I was influenced by my Grandfather's folding Kodak camera that used 828 roll-film producing 2.5 x 4.5 ins black & white contact prints. This led to a lifelong interest in photography, initially monochrome and subsequently colour transparencies, the latter being more suited to combining my intence interest in the Natural World with my love of photography.

In order to improve my photographs I was instrumental in the formation of Chapel-en-le-Frith Camera Club in 1984. Subsequently to further improve my photography, in the early 90's I set myself a challenge by joining the British Photographic Exhibition circuit. Early successes which continued such that in 2005 I was awarded the prestigious ABPE qualification, this was followed in 2011 by the acquisition of the highest exhibition award (FBPE). I also submitted a panel of nature prints to the Royal Photographic Society in 2000 and was awarded an Associateship. Subsequently, in 2011, a further submission of an “insect” panel secured me the highest award of the RPS (Fellowship).

I have also been an active member of the 35 Postal Club since 1998, initially as a member of a natural history slie circle and for the past few years as a member of a natural history print circle. More recently, in 2010 I was invited to join the Nature Photographers’ Portfolio and continue to submit images on a regular basis.

I have travelled far and wide visiting many countries and continents in order to portray not only the underlying beauty of the Natural World, but also to produce images of the more interesting aspects of the world around use, through the lens of my camera.