We've had some great moments since starting Ten of Clubs, but this one tops the lot! We're absolutely thrilled to be able to tell you that we've started working with world-renowned photographer and bloody nice bloke Tony Woolliscroft.
A master of his craft, Tony spent 16 years touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers as band photographer! And if that wasn't achievement enough, he also spent 20 years touring with Foo Fighters! The man is a legend!
His photographic career started when he took pictures of New Model Army that were used for the band's 'Stupid Questions' 12-inch gatefold sleeve. Tony's work for publications Raw and Kerrang led to close friendships with both the Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters.
Tony's book Me and My Friends: Red Hot Chili Peppers not only showcased his photography - he captured many of the most iconic images of the band - but also shared previously unheard personal anecdotes that gave a genuine insight to the band. It's a must-read for fans.
In his introduction to the book, drummer Chad Smith says, "We love Tony and his work so much that he is the only guy we give complete access to for an entire show. That's how much we trust him... His images makes you feel like you're there... He has captured the essence of our band on film".
As well as having work published in Rolling Stone, Q magazine, The Sunday Times, and many, many more, Tony has continued to be the photographer of choice for artists including The 1975, Gorillaz, Robbie Williams, Blur, Bush, and Jimmy Eat World.
A passionate Liverpool FC supporter - he's proud to shoot the weekly magazine covers and match day program content - Tony's portraits have graced the covers of many official biographies, including for Sergio Aguero, Steven Gerrard, and Fabrice Muamba.
So now you can understand why we were stunned and honoured when Tony contacted us about potentially collaborating. His photography is never short of incredible and is always effortlessly cool.
Tony explains, "I'm always on the lookout for cool new clothing brands to collaborate with, and Ten of Clubs caught my eye. It's really fun to swap ideas with guys who are willing to collaborate, and to see how we can push the brand. It pushes me too as a photographer to come up with new ideas and apply my skills in different ways."
We're incredibly proud that Tony has joined the Ten of Clubs Collective.
Check out these amazing shots he took for us of BMX wizard Brook Taylor repping ToC while throwing out a quick tailwhip and getting air over a fat cement block.
More big news coming soon. Brace yourself!
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