In Photo Annual 2008, Graphis presents a series of hardware shots taken by editorial and advertising photographer Robert Tardio. The sequence of screws, locks, and steel brushes was taken in between sessions for clients that range from Nike and GQ to Lord & Taylor and Tommy Hilfiger.
Tardio told Graphis Blog that he photographed the series for fun. “I am always looking for the beauty in everyday objects,” he said, “And I love working with the various materials and textures of hardware items.”
Robert Tardio was raised in the outskirts of Washington, D.C. He attended Colgate University, where he studied art history, photography, and film. Tardio then moved to New York City to pursue work as a photographer, opening his New York studio in 1987. Now, he works on advertising, editorial, and design assignments. Over the years, Tardio has received numerous awards for his creative efforts, including a Clio and a Magazine Publishers of America Kelly award. In addition, Tardio’s work has been recognized in various international publications.
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