Devious Elements Photo Male Photographer


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Jun 01, 2006

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Written By: Katie Mehas
    Jose Antonio Firpi of Devious Elements Photography, nick named Tony operates in two speeds: a mellow idle and a pedal-to-the-metal fast forward. Working the crowd, he alternates from a laid-back stroll to a frenetic ball of energy in a heartbeat, not only matching the energy of the crowd but directing it. He is not content to simply record a scene – he makes it happen.
    Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tony moved to Miami at the age of five, and the flavors of the city permeate his work. He is visibly influenced by the sights and sounds of Miami, the bright colors and the distinctly Miamian schizophrenia of urban grit and spirited beach party.
    His day job as a graphic designer  and photographer at AutoTrader Classics puts him in contact with a bevy of top-notch classic cars, but Tony’s true passion is much more alive. He is at his happiest surrounded by a crowd, networking and meeting new people. And there are always new people!
    Since moving to the Tampa area about four years ago, Tony has quickly made himself a fixture in the local scene. He is as much in his element as the life of the party as he is behind the lens. For him, work and play are one and the same – a common feature among those who live and breathe their art. A Friday night might see him out on the town, sharing a drink with friends (both those he already knew and the ones he makes that night), or it may see him sitting at his computer at home, happily working away in Photoshop until the sun comes up.
    While Tony is always on the lookout for new models, his approach is far from all-business.  His subjects become his friends, creating a comfort level that comes through in the images. As he describes it, his shoots are “more like a get-together than a serious photo shoot.” Models are often captured in movement, not posed, bringing a humanity to the images that he enhances with a variety of unique post-production techniques. He cites David LaChapelle and Annie Leibovitz as his inspirations, which is reflected in his work. Tony’s images display hints of LaChapelle’s vibrancy, but his connection with the models comes through in his ability to show what is real, rather than the surreal. 
    So what’s next for Tony? No doubt, he’ll be found around town, finding new subjects and shaping the local scene. Tampa’s fashion scene may be in its formative stage, but all the better for Tony to make his mark. If you see him out and about, go say hi – he’ll be the one in the middle of the crowd.

ME "Mr. D.E." Tony
Photo by: Adrienne Anderson of (Oh Snap Studios)

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Thanks for stopping by and i hope you enjoy.....My name is Tony Firpi and I am a photographer/graphic designer from Miami, FL. I've been doing photography for about 6 years now. I am self-taught and am always learning new tricks. 

My photography is vivid, original, creative and candid. I don't pose my models. I like to bring out the natural beauty and motions that people already have. I capture moments, not predetermined poses. Also, my touch-up technique is original, not your typical style. Mine is unique and personalized to my style. I like my pictures to have a certain look: the people, their skin, shadows, light intensity and a story in a non-traditional way. I always enjoy shooting and the models that I shoot with always have fun, you can ask them yourself. If you shoot with me then you will have an essential part of your portfolio. There is only one D.E.

I am not doing any TF* shoots at this time. I offer reduced rates for MM models. If you want to develop a strong book you need to designate a realistic budget. My rates vary from $95 for a small one look shoot, to $400+ for multiple looks. Retouches are also included in my work. I'm happy to discuss various options with seriously interested people. I take pride in my work regardless of the arrangement and expect the same dedication of those who work with me. If you are interested in hiring me, please send me a message. Please people, I am very busy so if your serious about shooting then book a day, I don't like wasting my time. 


I am currently working full-time at Auto Trader Classics Magazines as a designer and photographer. I love my job and enjoy going to work to do what I love. I just started shooting cars, and I have taken a great interest in it. My passion is shooting portraits. I love taking pictures of people.

I currently shoot and design the layouts for these car magazines. You can get them at any gas station, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Target or any supermarket, and you can get them in any state....

Street & Tuner Milestones
Corvette Milestones
Mustang Milestones
Camaro Milestones
Muscle Car Milestones
Classic Cars and Parts
Kustoms & Hot Rods
Mustang and Ford
Corvette & Chevy
Truck Race & Cycle

I also do a lot of post-production work to all of my images. Even my basic touch-up work is very advanced. You will love the way you look.

I am doing selective TF work, and I DONT PAY FOR MODELS!!

Contact me for more info and my rates....

Also, if you are looking to shoot with me my rates are very reasonable. 

You can call me at 754-244-6862.

You can also check out my whole portfolio with the link below.

Models I have worked with from MM

Katie Didd 3 - #2116746
Becca Burleigh - #2371618
Nasje - #692563
Jodi Hebert - #2003108
Ticia 5 - #1177893
Eliz grace 4 - #1791087
Bijal Shah - #1704114
Makayla Goings 2 - #696771
Rebecca Smith - #133704 Awesome
Adisleydi Alonso 3 - #1426281
Natalie Nicoletti 3 / One of the best!-  #58787
Adriana Susana 2 - #413015
Thais Concepcion 2- #1021009
April Dawn Palozej - #76886
Sarah Scoggins - #1298570
Jen Friel - #1066008
Jessica Snyder - #616639
Nonna - #820152
Cristina Odette - #905427
Tianna Bebe - #252582
EricaN - #21128
Pheonix Beauty - #324535
Ja C 8 - #610976
Amaris Jade - #193226
Ashley T W - #385601
Jill O 2 - #319005
Andrea Nicole - #101491
Jon Bino - #108614
Pretty Kitty 2- #355116
Calderon Photo - #380598
Jewel Pena - #634434

Andie Sleeman (Awesome!) - #567688
Sherry Restifo (Love her!) #1277589
Tampa Beauty Group (She is the BEST!)- #825436
Gina Mia - #231029
TJMBennett MUA - #723253

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