Anthony Samaniego is an American visual artist born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Cal State University of Northrise in 2006 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics, he worked in the entertainment industry as a sales analyst for Warner Brothers.
Always in search of a challenge, Anthony started shooting video. His technique in looping subtle movement in what otherwise looks like a photograph solidified his standing as a pioneer of cinemagraphs that utilize the .GIF file format. A variety of brands such as TRESemme, Gap, and Veuve Clicquoet hired him as a cinemagraph artist to capture their products in his unique style. In addition, shooting events such as the Oscars, New York Fashion Week, and Coachelle also enabled him to work well under pressure and garner an understanding of social media marketing and advertising.
While cinemagraphs have been Anthony's forte as a professional artist his recent endeavors have led him to learn 3D animation. With hard work and determination he learned how to encompass abstract and conceptual computer graphics into his cinematic video and photo work; this producing and developing an exclusive skill set that blends photography, videography, and 3D art. This style of new media is a modern approach that can be used globally to present themes and ideas in the ever-evolving art and advertising world. As an enthusiast of impression, he is often inspired by art history; seeking to bring a voice to nature that pays homage to trends of the past, but reinterprets this through modern mediums and perspectives.