Spanish Tony Media is a family run business formed in 2021, in London. The business was setup with the sole purpose of promoting the collection of photographs, videos and audio tapes taken by Tony Sanchez in the 1970s. Many of these artifacts will never have been seen before by the public and are of considerable historical importance in Pop Culture.
Who is Tony Sanchez?
Tony Sanchez, also known as ‘Spanish Tony’, was a British photographer of Spanish ancestry.
He worked as Keith Richards’ assistant for eight years and co-wrote with John Blake a bestselling memoir about this time. ‘Up and Down with the Rolling Stones’ was published in 1979. Sanchez met the Rolling Stones through his connection with the art dealer Robert Fraser.
According to Keith Richards - Sanchez, who had been a croupier and bouncer, was able to help Fraser when he was in trouble with gambling debts and became Fraser’s personal assistant. Sanchez was one of the Rolling Stones two official photographers, along with Michael Cooper for ‘The Stones in the Park’ free outdoor festival held in London’s Hyde Park on 5 July 1969.
Tony Sanchez died in 2000.
Find out more about Tony Sanchez.
60 x Polaroids / KODAKS
Photographs taken by Tony Sanchez at Ronnie Wood’s house ‘The Wick’.People; Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Moon, Paul & Linda McCartney and others
100 x 35mm Slides
People inc; Robert Fraser, Larry Rivers, John Paul Getty, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards.Locations inc; Duke Street, Monaco, Redlands, Villa Nellcote
93 x A4-A5 Photograph Prints
People inc; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Michael Campbell (TBC), Michael Cooper, Anita Pallenberg, Tony Sanchez, Julian Lennon (TBC), Ike & Tina Turner.Locations inc; Redlands, Duke Street, France, Monaco, Street Photo Piccadilly, Hyde Park, Rock N Roll Circus
People inc; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Michael Campbell (TBC), Michael Cooper, Anita Pallenberg, Tony Sanchez, Julian Lennon (TBC), Ike & Tina Turner.Locations inc; Redlands, Duke Street, France, Monaco, Street Photo Piccadilly, Hyde Park, Rock N Roll Circus.
3-4 Film Cannisters
Rock N Roll Circus, Villa Nellcote, Cassius Clay Fight
10 Audio Tapes
Content currently unknown, we are working with a restoration specialist to find out more.
A selection of Tony’s cameras from the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s which were used to shoot the pieces in our collection. We also have a really cool spy camera which is part of this collection.
The Collection Changes Hands
Steven Dominguez was gifted this collection of items by his father Tony Sanchez during his lifetime. Steven in turn gifted the collection to his wife Claire and his two son’s Matthew & Nicholas Dominguez. Steven, who recently passed away, kept the collection as a memory of his father’s escapades. Steven was raised by his grandparents in Norbury, Southwest London, where Tony lived when he wasn’t on the road.
The collection has been passed down through three generations of the Sanchez / Dominguez family. The creation of Spanish Tony Media allows the legacy of Tony Sanchez to live on through his remaining family: Claire, Matthew & Nicholas whilst sharing these iconic Pop moments with the world.
Interested In Working With Us?
Spanish Tony Media are actively seeking relationships with galleries or institutions to help us publish these works. If you are interested in working with us, we would love to hear from you.
We currently work with a number of third parties across different industries who are interested in using some of the pieces in our collection. We are keen to work with galleries, publishers, TV / film / documentary makers and other companies in the art, media and broadcasting spaces. If you are a private collector, we would also love to hear from you. Finally we are also considering selling some of our collection as limited edition NFTs in the digital art space.