Anthony and Hobie
When a skateboard accident in high school stopped him from doing what he loved for a few months, Anthony borrowed a camera and quickly found his passion. His first submission was on the photo editor's desk at Skateboarder Magazine by the time the stitches and casts came off.
At first, he specialized in still life work, but found himself photographing kids more and more. When Covid-19 shut down the kids work he jumped back into cosmetics, still life and liquids, and has reconnected with his love of photographing inanimate objects.
He's been fortunate to have some pretty diverse clients over the years, and that has allowed him to satisfy his passion for shooting a wide range of subjects, from kids and portraits to cosmetics, still life, liquids and food. A strong influence in his work is a sense of wonder, formed by being the parent of a son who constantly amazes him.
Anthony believes the key to a successful shoot is solid preparation, keeping yourself open to collaboration, and above all, having a sense of humor.
He's lived on the Westside of Los Angeles his entire life, but has spent a considerable amount of time in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the South Pacific. An avid scuba diver, he's as equally comfortable shooting underwater as on land.
Since 1987 he's worked out of a studio in a converted bakery building on the edge of Culver City and LA. It's one of the few remaining studios left in the area, and it's a great location for studio work and a good base for location. As photography evolves and motion increasingly takes a bigger role in his work the studio is able to provide the ideal facility for whatever project comes up.
Jack in the Box
20th Century Fox
LA County Dept. of Health
21st Century Insurance
Dept of Homeland Security
Florida Department of Health
So Cal Edison
Verizon NBA Unilever
Library of Congress
Anthony Nex is based out of his large studio located in the Historic Helms Bakery Building, on the border of Culver City and Los Angeles.
This 4700 square foot facility features 35' ceilings, multiple large windows and skylights, and a complete range of equipment for virtually any assignment, still or motion.
A large selection of props, wardrobe and sets, and an available staff of skilled professionals make the studio an ideal locale for any project.
Just as easily any and all of this can be taken on the road. Whether it is a relatively simple tabletop shot, or a large production campaign, Anthony and his staff bring exceptional production skills to any shoot.
Selected 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide, Archive Magazine, 2022
Selected Artist, Off The Clock, Los Angeles, 2021
Selected Artist, Off The Clock, Los Angeles, 2019
Selected Artist, Off The Clock, Los Angeles, 2017
Selected Artist, Black and White Spider Awards, 2017
Selected Artist, Artists Perspective, Chicago, 2016
Selected Artist, Something Personal, San Francisco, 2016
Selected Artist, Untitled, San Diego, 2016
Selected Artist, Off The Clock, Los Angeles, 2016
Selected Artist, Artists Perspective, Chicago, 2015
Selected Artist, Untitled, San Diego, 2015
Selected Artist, Something Personal, San Francisco, 2015
Selected Artist, Off The Clock, Los Angeles, 2015
Selected Artist, Something Personal, San Francisco, 2014
International Photographic Council Leadership Award, United Nations, 2013
Selected Artist, Artists Perspective, Chicago, 2013
Selected Artist, Something Personal, San Francisco, 2013
Selected Artist, Untitled, San Diego, 2013
Selected Artist, Camera Works, Los Angeles 2006