No one has ever had the courage to call out Anthony Turano for his manipulative ways but I will. This is not about jealousy at all but more about emoathy for those he continues to manipulate and deceive.
I have worked with Anthony many times over time so I know very well his tactics, and people need to be made aware of this before someone else gets hurt.
Let us look at some of his wrong doings:
1- Anthony Turano uses the Victoria's Secret brand name, logo and likeness in the form of a personal contest in order to promote his own business and making it sound like it's an officially sanctioned Victoria's Secret contest. Without any approval or authorisation from Limited Brands and Victoria's Secret head office. Therefore missleading 14 000 + people on his facebook page!
2- Anthony claims to have worked for Celine Dion yet again he fails to mention that it was her siblings he worked with and not Celine herself. So again very missleading.
3- Anthony lies about certain projects hes done. He mentions he worked for Walt Disney, Parasuco Jeans, Levis and others, yet fails to show any of this work or any proper physicsl tearsheets on his website, or facebook page. On many occasions he has removed the list of clients he supposedly worked for from his web site to avoid being prosecuted by the respective companies. He contonusly missleas peple in beliveing he is a big shot photograoher yet all his published work has been in low budget unkown e-zines!
4- Anthony turano over the years has become a really good con artist to say the least. He is a master at twisting stories to make himself look good even if it involves lying and burning bridges with other creative talent. For anthony, its me myself and I. Those afraid to speak up know this!
5- Anthony has changed studio space over 5 times in the last 5 to 6 years, not because of lack of space, but more on the fact he does not get along with many people largely in part of his big fat ego.
6- Anthony uses other creatives, either without paying them, or promising them published work in return of their talents. He has worked with so many rookie makeup artists, stylists and hairdressers in such a short amount of time. If anything the makeup artists, hairdressers and stylist deserve 90% of the credit as his own part of the work and style is a replica of what exists already. Absolutely nothing creative out of him at all, essentially he finds ways to surround himself, through manipulation, with real talented people in order to hide is lack of skills. At best he is nothing but a photoshop specialist, nothing more.
7- Anthony gives frequent free photoshoots hidden as contests in order to gain popularity, which he is unable to sell any of his 2500$ packages on their own merit.
8- Over time I heard many stories from models where he has refused giving them their photos back even if they paid him, because of him not being happy with the way a model spoke to him. His ego is beyond him.
9- In 2008 Anthony had to change his company name from PhotoCapture because the truth about him was starting to come out in 2007... He was later forced to use his real name.
10- Models he has tried to hit on have been forced to stay quiet from threats and intimidation by him.
These are the top 10 actions I know of Anthony and ether are probably many more that are just being kept quiet by his intimidating harassment and using his reputation to get away with it.