Tony Nelson is a professional photographer who specializes in portraiture and event photography. Although music, especially the world of Rock & Roll, continues to be his favorite subject matter (and personal obsession), he enjoys photographing all kinds of People, Places & Things - from actors, athletes, politicians and chefs to investment bankers, food, models, kids and rock stars from all walks of life. Since graduating from the University of Minnesota Studio Arts department, he has been working in photography for more than twenty years. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife, Lisa, and their cats and can be found most Tuesday nights practicing with his band Street Hassle.

For syndication, he is represented by Mediapunch.

His clients include:

Editorial: Spin, Rolling Stone, Interview, Mojo, Minnesota Monthly, Minneapolis-St. Paul, City Pages, GO Media, Guitar Player, Bust, Fretboard Journal, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Billboard, London Times, Minnesota Magazine, Minnesota Technology, Minn Post, Teen Vogue, Twin Cities Business Monthly, Guitar World, Tiger Oak Publications, Backstreets, Max, Disney Wondertime, URB, and Cake Magazine, where he served as Photo Editor.

Advertising, Design & PR Firms: Carmichael Lynch, Little & Company, Allied Integrated marketing, Hunt Adkins, Olson, Kilter, Odiorne Wilde Narraway & Partners, E-Media Company, Blu Dot Design, Snap Communications, The Nancekivell Group, North Charles Street Design Organization, Creative PR, LaForce & Stevens, Kruskopf Olson Advertising, Dahlia Events, Butchershop Creative, Launch Lab, Group Dynamite, McFarland Cahill,Legacy Marketing Partners and Porter Novelli.

Other Commercial Clients: Live Nation, Minnesota Public Radio, Target Stores, GO Media, Mall of America, Knutson Construction, Minnesota Wild, Frank Theatre, Live Design & Productions, DC Group, Castlelake Investments, TPG Credit Management, Paramount Pictures, America Online, The Minnesota Twins, Xcel Energy Center, Meyers Printing, Regis Hair Salons, Park Nicollet Health Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Jungle Theater, Dark & Stormy Theater, Starbuck's, Children's Theater, Mattel, Minnesota High Tech Association, Macy's, Underwater Adventures, Klodt Inc, American Girl, D'Addario, Fabletics, and Cooks of Crocus Hill.

Non-Profit & Schools: People Incorporated, University of Minnesota, Genesys Works, Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, University of St. Catherine, St. Paul Right Track, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District, Accessability Inc., William Mitchell College of Law, Carlson School of Management, CommonBond Communities, Community Celebration of Place, McNally Smith College of Music, Minnesota Online High School, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, Walker Art Center, Marquette University, Minnesota Rollergirls, A.A.R.P.

Record Companies: Atlantic, Epitaph, MCA, Capitol, Concord, Fantasy, Blue Rose, A&M, Surf Dog, V2, Sony, Windham Hill, Caroline, Sub Pop, Restless, Bella Union, Lavolta, Stand Up.