A Tale of Two Houses

About this exhibition

Tony Tree’s professional career spans more than 50 years.  He began in Vogue Studios working at House and Garden in the 1960’s and then travelled the world as an assistant to many of the decade’s most famous fashion photographers including David Bailey and Helmut Newton.




Wanting to work in the Sussex he knew and loved, he undertook commissions from  national magazines and newspapers photographing writers, potters, artists as well as documentary work. In the late 70’s he joined the Brighton based Evening Argus newspaper, initially to gain journalistic experience and thought that a couple of years would do it.  But he stayed on for over 20 years.


In recent years Tony has gone back to his love of photographing interiors and art, working at Charleston Farm House and Farleys.  His association with these homes of Sussex artists goes back to 1975 at Charleston and the 1980’s at Farleys.

For the latter, he has produced the photographs for many projects including the latest edition of the book The Home of The Surrealists by Antony Penrose which was re-published in the summer of 2017.