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Anthony's photos are a must see in print, there is something to be said about the beauty of his photography on printed page. His first book Small Cars, Big Inspiration was published when he was only 12 years old and has sold over 4000 copies. His second book Shifting Perspectives showcases his most recent work and growth as a photographer. It is also inspirational to anyone who has ever had a dream and had obstacles to overcome.
First Responders Calendar-Benefitting Tunnel to Towers Foundation
September 11th happened long before Anthony was born, but he remembers it every year because of his sensitive nature. The cover photo was taken on September 11th, 2021, when Anthony was 13. The empty pair of boots you see in the foreground is his way of symbolizing the loss of the firefighters that day. Anthony woke up that morning and asked me, “What time is it?” I looked at my phone and said, “It’s 9:11.” He said, “Screenshot that; it’s gonna be a good day. That means all my shots will be epic today.”The first firehouse he planned to go to for this shoot was all boarded up. Luckily, this one was right around the corner and even better than the first; it was a perfect day.The resulting photos went viral around social media and soon caught the attention of the Tunnel to Tower’s foundation. They asked Anthony to create a first responder’s calendar. Anthony liked the idea, and after months of finding the perfect models, modifying them, and going on location shoots, this calendar is the result. It was essential to Anthony that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this calendar will be donated to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. You will understand why when you learn more about this organization.The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is a beautiful charity created by the family of a firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001. They help the families of fallen first responders by paying off their mortgages so they can stay in their homes. They also help veterans and do many other beautiful things. Here is the story of the brave man that the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is in memory of:On September 11, 2001, Firefighter Stephen Gerard Siller, who was assigned to Brooklyn’s Squad 1, had just finished his shift and was on his way to play golf with his brothers when he got word over his scanner of a plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Upon hearing the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later. He returned to Squad 1 to get his gear.Stephen drove his truck to the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for security purposes. Determined to carry out his duty, he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back and raced on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others.
Anthony Schmidt Photography 2024 Calendar
Anthony Ryan Schmidt is a professional photographer who specializes in creating realistic images of miniature cars with his iPhone. He has been fascinated with cars and model collecting since he was a child and has developed his own style of photography that captures the beauty of automobiles through time. He has published two coffee table books of his work titled “Small Cars, Big Inspiration” and “Shifting Perspectives”, which showcase his journey as an artist on the autism spectrum. He has also gained a large fan base on social media where he shares his photos and stories.In his second book, “Shifting Perspectives”, Anthony explores how his work shifts perspectives on multiple levels, from delighting viewers with carefully composed scenes featuring miniature cars to demonstrating how people are much more than they appear on the surface. The book features 158 pages full of stunning color photos that reflect Anthony’s growth as a photographer over the last two years. Anthony’s work has been featured in various publications such as Car and Driver and Hemmings, Wheel Hub Magazine and he has won an award at the Hall of Honor ceremony in Las Vegas for his outstanding contribution to the diecast car culture. The 2024 calendar is 8.5” x 11'“ and printed on high quality glossy card stock.