A Tony Duran photo evokes beauty, sensuality, and strength. Duran's iconic vision for his subject has made him a favorite with the Hollywood elite, advertising executives, and editors worldwide. Duran has the ability to pull out of his subject things most overlook. That sort of intimacy has created an archive of images that not only showcase his subject in the best light, in so many cases, defines the trajectory of that subject ‘s career. His fifteen-year photographic affair with superstar Jennifer Lopez started at the very beginning of both Duran and JLo's career, both new to the business. The many years have brought an identifiably iconic portfolio of images that stand the test of time and define key moments in the Jennifer's career. This accessibility and trust was not left to the likes of just one diva, Duran has had unprecedented entre into the world of triple threat Beyoncé, always pushing the limits of traditional celebrity photography.
Duran's ability to seduce, transform, and capture celebrities has had Hollywood lining up for years to be in front of Duran's lens including; Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Jane Fonda, Ryan Reynolds, Channing Tatum, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Williams, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Spacey, Katy Perry, Mila Kunis to name a few. Publications featuring Duran's work include; GQ, Vogue, Glamour, Interview, Esquire, Elle, Marie Claire, Rollingstone, and Cosmopolitan.
Duran's images spring into view and resonate regardless if they are an Oscar winning Actress, A French couture gown, or an artfully designed piece of furniture. Duran's campaigns for the likes of The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas or the world wide campaign for Kohler both showcase his sense of capturing the sensuality of a product while elevating the product to a new standard which is often followed by others.
At his core, Duran is a portrait photographer at heart. fashion, celebrity, or commerciality does not define his style. It is Duran's passion and ability to empower his subject, showcase the strengths, and even enlighten the viewer to perceived weakness that truly creates his timeless and iconic vision.
A Minnesota native, Duran has lived all over the world but now has set his roots in Los Angeles California, where he is constantly searching for inspiration and creativity.