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Tony Arruza
West Palm Beach, FL

About the Artist

Tony Arruza is a self-taught photographer who began his career by jumping in the ocean with an amphibious camera, taking photographs of friends surfing. This experience grew into a career that has taken Tony on adventures that satisfy his passion for photography.
Over the course of four decades, Tony has grown in technical proficiency and artistic interpretation. He has been widely published in the United States and internationally. His work has graced the cover of countless magazines and books, and he has been sent on assignments to cover a wide range of subjects all over the world. Tony …

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About the Artist

Tony Arruza is a self-taught photographer who began his career by jumping in the ocean with an amphibious camera, taking photographs of friends surfing. This experience grew into a career that has taken Tony on adventures that satisfy his passion for photography.
Over the course of four decades, Tony has grown in technical proficiency and artistic interpretation. He has been widely published in the United States and internationally. His work has graced the cover of countless magazines and books, and he has been sent on assignments to cover a wide range of subjects all over the world. Tony has also produced major ad campaigns and has been the recipient of numerous awards. His love for photography still grows as he is continuously challenged and rewarded by the medium.
Tony’s recent projects include working with fifteen of the top surfboard shapers in the world to create stunning, hand-shaped surfboards that feature original photographs. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.

Artist’s Work

Trapping blue crabs
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Trapping Blue Crabs

By Tony Arruza

Earl walker
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Earl Walker

By Tony Arruza

Jacky fraizer barefoot farms
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Jacky Fraizer, Barefoot Farms

By Tony Arruza

Blue pipeline
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Blue Pipeline

By Tony Arruza

Tunnel vision 3
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Tunnel Vision

By Tony Arruza

Calypso rhythm
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Calypso Rhythm

By Tony Arruza

Life imitates art
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Life Imitates Art

By Tony Arruza

Offshores
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Offshores

By Tony Arruza

Son watching dad carve
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Son Watching Dad Carve

By Tony Arruza

Old home in sapelo island
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Old Home in Sapelo Island

By Tony Arruza

Third eye
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Third Eye

By Tony Arruza

Shrimp trawler and sapelo lighthouse
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Shrimp Trawler and Sapelo Lighthouse

By Tony Arruza

Marsh creek with shrimp trawlers
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Marsh Creek with Shrimp Trawlers

By Tony Arruza

Willie green
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Willie Green

By Tony Arruza

Eucalyptus trees
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Eucalyptus Trees

By Tony Arruza

Dolphin and shrimp trawlers
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Dolphin and Shrimp Trawlers

By Tony Arruza

Canoes 3
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Canoes

By Tony Arruza

Old home and live oak tree
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Old Home and Live Oak Tree

By Tony Arruza

Bouncing o
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Bouncing 'O'

By Tony Arruza

Chapel of ease ruins
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Chapel of Ease ruins

By Tony Arruza

Lovers lane
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Lovers Lane

By Tony Arruza

Sunset in trawler net
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Sunset in Trawler net

By Tony Arruza

Mama tilda portrait
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Mama Tilda Portrait

By Tony Arruza

Old home in hog hammock
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Old Home in Hog Hammock

By Tony Arruza

Walking by the road on edisto island
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Walking by the road on Edisto Island

By Tony Arruza

Conversation
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Conversation

By Tony Arruza

Shrimp trawler at sunset
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Shrimp Trawler at Sunset

By Tony Arruza

Shrimp trawlers
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Shrimp Trawlers

By Tony Arruza

Trawlers at dock
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Trawlers at Dock

By Tony Arruza

Front porch
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Front Porch

By Tony Arruza

Dirt road in hog hammock
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Dirt Road in Hog Hammock

By Tony Arruza

Lulus kitchen
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Lulu's Kitchen

By Tony Arruza

Willie smith
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Willie Smith

By Tony Arruza

Mama tilda
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Mama Tilda

By Tony Arruza

Trawlers in creek
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Trawlers in Creek

By Tony Arruza

Raking leaves
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Raking Leaves

By Tony Arruza

Gate to an old home
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Gate to an Old Home

By Tony Arruza

Gospel singer
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Gospel Singer

By Tony Arruza

Earl walker by fence
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Earl Walker by Fence

By Tony Arruza

Shrimp trawlers in mount pleasent
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Shrimp Trawlers in Mount Pleasent

By Tony Arruza

Hicks walker
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Hicks Walker

By Tony Arruza

Emmaline moultrie
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Emmaline Moultrie

By Tony Arruza

Trawlers at gay fish company
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Trawlers at Gay Fish Company

By Tony Arruza

Mr hicks on front porch
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Mr. Hicks on Front Porch

By Tony Arruza

Hog hammock sign
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Hog Hammock Sign

By Tony Arruza

Contemplation 2
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Contemplation

By Tony Arruza

Boiled peanut vendor
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Boiled Peanut Vendor

By Tony Arruza

Hog hammock home
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Hog Hammock Home

By Tony Arruza

True love
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True Love

By Tony Arruza

Run down gasoline station
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Run down gasoline station

By Tony Arruza

Sapelo island lighthouse
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Sapelo Island Lighthouse

By Tony Arruza

Fisherman homeward bound
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Fisherman Homeward Bound

By Tony Arruza

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Vendor Lights Up

By Tony Arruza

Selected Exhibitions

  • Palm Beach County Cultural Institution
    Lake Worth, Florida, 2013
  • Art Basel
    Miami, Florida, 2012
  • Lighthouse Center for the Arts
    Tequesta, Florida, 2011
  • Armory Art Center
    West Palm Beach, Florida, 2009
  • Miami Center for the Photographic Arts
    Miami, Florida, 2006

Education

  • Florida Atlantic University, BS in Biology
    Boca Raton, FL,1978