Tony Stamolis grew up in Fresno, California and now lives between Harlem, and upstate New York.
His work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Nerve, Exit, Giant, Mass Appeal, Flaunt, and Black Book.
He has exhibited his work in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, and Marfa, Texas, and Portland, Oregon.
In 2007, he was featured in Taschen's The New Erotic Photography.
"Tony's clearly out for fun. His photos are full of awkward giddiness, reeking of 'Reader's Wives' drunken spontaneity.
I know nothing about these young women, but the fantasy Tony communicates is of that woman at the bar who strips naked
after 10 tequila shots, then takes you home, fucks your brains out, and even though you know it's a really bad idea, makes
you fall hopelessly in love with her. Basically, my kind of woman."
-Dian Hanson, editor of Taschen's The New Erotic Photography
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, on the Sump Books label, a book made up entirely of nudes, 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 2009, 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
A review of T&T&A on The Huffington Post in February 2010 outraged advertisers, causing a ban of nudity on the site for three months.
Stamolis is currently working on his third book.