Antoniou was born in London and studied Graphic Design at St Martin’s School of Art followed by Photography and Fine Art at the Royal College of Art. Whilst still a student, in 1992 he was crowned British Vogue’s Best Up-and-Coming Photographer. This marked the start of what has become an incredibly successful photographic career. Antoniou has worked for numerous prestigious magazines and newspapers, photographing many of the most influential people in the world, yet he states: “I have never wanted my work to be elitist or stuffy. I want my pictures to be punchy, accessible and entertaining to everyone”. His images are bold, powerful and display a graphic quality that instantly engages the viewer. Antoniou currently lives and works in New York.