Antonio Franco

My beginnings as a photographer date back to late 2006 when I started photographing concerts and rock bands from the city of Puerto La Cruz, (Venezuela), out of my love for photography and live music. I published my photos online and then it started snowballing. Then, my work at these events was published in websites dedicated to Latin American bands and national printed publications such as the weekly newspaper URBE.
In 2008 I attended a fashion photography workshop taught by Alberto Hernandez, one of the top fashion photographers in Venezuela. Same year, I did photos for catalogs and websites for brand clothing and accessories. Some of my photographs were covers of Venezuelan magazines.
In 2009 I continued shooting bands and concerts. In March of the same year, I took part in the collective exhibition " Female Subject" in Dimitrius Demu Museum. Also I started shooting in the ( by then) recently opened Tiburon Club , where I documented performances of over 30 bands in the national rock scene. Additionally that year I had my first participation in the project CIAMI Calendar, a foundation that supports children with Down syndrome.
In December 2009 I undertook a new project, a webzine called ALFAMAGAZINE.com, focusing on Music, Fashion and Pop Art in Venezuela.
In 2011 I traveled to New York where I attended to workshops with Scott Kelby and Christopher Anderson, I did a photo essay called 'Sweat', with fighters of the Charlottesville MMA Institute. At the end of that year I attended a photography workshop with top Venezuelan Wedding Photographer Jorge Victoria
In 2012, I covered several corporate events, such as the Latin American Petroleum Show, in addition to social events to private clients. I also attended the Workshop "Photographing people" with photographer Eugene Richards.
In 2013, I focused in wedding and event photography, and in 2014 I moved to Liverpool, UK. Where Im about to continue with my activity.