Cambridge based photographer Anthony Tyley, has 25 years former experience in BBC Television as Cameraman, Film Editor, Studio Director and Arts Programmes Film Director: "I dunno, he kind of, he gets the beauty out of somebody. His lighting is his secret I think." Twiggy, on "Vogue" fashion and beauty photographer Barry Lategan, filmed by Anthony Tyley for his 1977 BBC-2 "Arena" documentary film "Painted Ladies".
After leaving the BBC, Anthony spent four years at art school, gaining the City and Guilds of London Institute's Graduateship in Fine Art Painting, 1994. This experience is now supplemented by a continuing study of the history of photography. Portraits are enriched by this background, which can be used to personalise any assignment, together with the careful research and planning which was essential on BBC documentary films.
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© Anthony Tyley 2017
Lydia, by Anthony Tyley, inspired by Dutch painter Rembrandt.This is the much quoted "Rembrandt" lighting, characterised by the quality and direction, soft, high, and from one side, as if lit by the high window in Rembrandt's studio.
Anthony Tyley was born in Worcestershire in 1943. At 20, he pursued his photographic interests by becoming a BBC TV Studio Cameraman, then Film Editor. Anthony progressed to studio director of arts programmes for BBC - 2, with presenters and guests such as Melvyn Bragg, Iris Murdoch, and J. G. Ballard. Anthony worked with special effects television, then in it's infancy, especially blue screen or C.S.O. to combine animated and drawn backgrounds with live performers and dancers. An updated digital version of this, green screen "Chromakey" is now in use in the studio.
From 1988 to 1992, Anthony studied fine art painting for four years full time in Cambridge and London. Among his sitters for portraits later were Professor Sir Frank Kermode, and, for the Army, General Sir Michael Walker.
Anthony Tyley, Cambridge, England, October, 2017