(Also known as Tony)
Anthony first worked as an assistant to a photographer. This gave him experience in studio and location with all camera formats from 35mm to 10"x8".
In 1986, he took employment as a photographic officer with Kent Police where he gained experience in technical darkroom photography, copy camera operation, studio, location and forensic photography. This role also required proficiency in social photography, portraiture and aerial photography.
From 1987 to 1994 he was a SOCO (CSI) , the operational side of police photography and was responsible to Find.,Record, Preserve and report physical evidence at crime and accident scenes . Accuracy was essential to record incidents and ultimately to attend court hearings to present photographs that may have been crucial in the case for the prosecution.
In 1994 Tony returned to the photographic department to enhance his experience in forensic photography by then using many more techniques that had been developed including Quasars and a Visual Spectral Comparator. He was also responsible for C41 and RA4 processing to the Kodak Q-Lab standard.
In 1998, he took over Sloman and Pettitt Photography, A High Street photographers in Maisdtonr Kent. Due to the changing nature of the client group, and the introduction of digital photography the studio was closed and he worked from a home office .
Sloman & Pettitt has been taken around the world with commissions in Tanzania, South Africa, Hungary, Malta and France.
In 2020 Anthony moved to Sidmouth Devon and changed the trading name to Sid Valley Photos