Tony Stamolis hails from Fresno, California.
His work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Maxim, The Huffington Post, Grantland, and for Kill Rock Stars, and Riot Style Records.
He has exhibited his work in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, Marfa, Lubbock, Fresno, New Bedford, and Portland, OR.
In 2008, he released his first book, Frezno, a personal project about his hometown of Fresno, California, on Process Books.
Both the LA Weekly and Austin American-Statesman called it one of their favorite books of the year.
"You know that feeling you have when you live in a shitty rural, suburban, or slightly large town in the middle of nowhere and all you want to do is get the fuck out and see some real urban life? Anything that isn't your boring cul-de-sac and empty swimming pool, and you find yourself in isolation, revolting, and making shit while the rest of the world, including those urban centers
who dictate what's "cool" and of the moment find what you are doing in your little town to be far more interesting, rebellious, and exciting
than anything that's being created in the world today and you get a book published, an album produced or a skate video financed?
That is Frezno."
-Evan Pricco, Juxtapoz Magazine
In 2010, came T&T&A, a book made up entirely of nude women...and tacos.
“Tony's ladies are kittens, good girls underneath the tattoos; his food images, on the other hand, are some of the raunchiest you'll ever have the pleasure to behold, and these hot tamales may arouse you more viscerally than you ever expected. Let the record state that the art of photographing edibles lost its innocence in 2010, down a back alley in Fresno--with T&T&A, food porn has truly arrived. iBuen Apetito!"
-Matt Lee, author of The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern
He’s also featured in Taschen’s The New Erotic Photography, Vol. 1, and Vol. 2, The Big Book of Pussy, and their upcoming top secret sexy book. In July, 2015 he took on social media with #bandwagon (a study of social media) at the Charles Adams Studio Project in Lubbock, Texas.
Currently, he is putting the finishing touches on his next book, Buildings I Used To Fuck In,
Mr. Stamolis resides in California.