Anthony Graziano is a gifted photographer who resides on the East End of Long Island. He has captured the beauty of nature through his photography for more than 30 years and contributes generously of his time and work in support of rescue and conservation organizations including The Nature Conservancy and the US Fish & Wildlife Service Refuge Complex on Long Island.
He is an advocate for preservation and believes that our bonds to the natural world are instinctual and that we are drawn to nature as an emotional refuge and as a means of spiritual renewal. His hope is that his work brings a sense of peace to the viewer while, at the same time, creating deeper awareness and increased passion to protect our natural beauty and fragile environment.
As an artist, Anthony’s vision flows from what is perceived to what is felt and finally, to what is seen and his photographic approach often involves spending extended periods of time within a location to experience it’s unique energy before raising his camera to capture a single photo. The resulting imagery is striking in its simultaneous ability to be both emotionally calming and visually stimulating. The vibrant color palette, layering and creative use of light are arresting and combine to convey a true sense of serenity. Anthony’s artistic vision and creative approach succeed in the very rare quality of capturing a true sense of time and place that draw us into his images allowing the viewer to “experience” the beauty of the natural world.
Anthony’s has been honored by being selected by the Andy Warhol Foundation as an artist in residence and with solo fine art exhibitions. His work was featured in support of the Long Island Clean Water Partnership and the Community Preservation Fund including broadcast, print and social media. Anthony’s work can be found locally in galleries and fine gift shops as well as through his online gallery.