Antonio D. Gonzalez

  • Street Photographer
  • Los Angeles, CA

Antonio's love and passion for photography grew in his junior year of high school, in late 2012. Learning about photographers like Mary Ellen Mark and Diane Arbus led to his intrigue for this type of art medium. Capturing special moments with a camera seemed like an amazing art form to him.

As his fascination for photography arose, the two artists who immediately became his greatest influences are American street photographer Vivian Maier and Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa. Their unique sense of lighting and contrast captivated his interest, as their work is fairly uncommon than other photographers of their time.

Born in a place full of diverse heritage and culture, Los Angeles has been the city where he creates most of his work. From portraits that tell a story to landscapes that display history, he captures a little bit of everything, emphasizing more on street photography.

Antonio's work is currently displayed permanently in the CSULA Library, and has been featured in Variety Magazine, VoyageLA Magazine, ShoutoutLA Magazine, CSULA's Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Times Framework, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, CBS News, and has been appreciated by many people, including CNN journalist Lisa Ling, chef Gordon Ramsay, actress Kate Del Castillo, actress Angela Kinsey, among others.

Antonio has collaborated with singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas, YouTuber Ryan Bergara, singer Marisoul Hernandez from La Santa Cecilia, singer Adrian Galvin (Yoke Lore), among others.

He is currently pursuing his education, along with photography as his main hobby.

FOR MORE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORK, PLEASE VISIT: www.instagram.com/adgonzr

Exhibitions

ShoutoutLA Magazine Interview

shoutoutla.com Los Angeles, CA

https://shoutoutla.com/meet-antonio-d-gonzalez-nyu-grad-student/

VoyageLA Magazine Interview, Featured Photographer

voyagela.com Los Angeles, CA

http://voyagela.com/interview/check-antonio-gonzalezs-artwork/

La Guarda De Los Angeles Featured Artist

CSULA Library California State University, Los Angeles

Permanent display of black and white piece, “La Guarda De Los Angeles”

Cal State L.A. Magazine Featured Photograph

CSULA

VoyageLA Magazine Interview, Featured Photographer

voyagela.com Los Angeles, CA

http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-los-angeles-photographer-antonio-gonzalez/

Espejos y Reflejos Featured Artist

Guisados Restaurant Boyle Heights, CA

Shadows & Silhouettes Solo

Espacio 1839 Los Angeles, California

Experience

Photojournalist at CSULA University Times

2019 Los Angeles, CA

https://csulauniversitytimes.com/drag-queen-valentina-brings-latinx-culture-to-the-luckman/

Photographer at Variety Magazine

December 2, 2019 West Hills, CA

Photoshoot for Buzzfeed creators Ryan Bergara, Shane Madej, and Steven Lim for their new YouTube channel “Watchers.”

https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/watcher-entertainment-buzzfeed-steven-lim-ryan-bergara-shane-madej-1203427669/amp/

Event Photographer at Boleros De Noche

2016 – 2018 Downtown Los Angeles

A musical series that showcases and uplifts the bolero music of Latin America.

Corporate Photographer at Torrid Inc.

June 2017 – January 2018 Montebello, CA

Photographing all merchandise items of main floor set.

Education

Master of Arts at New York University (NYU)

2020 – 2021 New York, NY

Arts Politics

Bachelor of Arts at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)

2014 – 2020 Los Angeles, California

Television, Film, & Media Studies (Journalism emphasis)

Principles of Photography at Art Center College of Design

2012 – 2013 Pasadena, CA

Awards

Excellence in Photography, Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology