Tyrone “Syranno” Wilkens began taking photos in early 2009, he picked up a Nikon D60 from amazon in a bundle and thus begin his journey. After receiving his camera he used it to take photos of his 2 year old son and family and friends. He put the camera down for about 4 months letting it sit on his bookshelf, not until it was used by another person did he become fascinated again. From that point the camera never left his side, throughout the remainder of 2009 he shot any and everything building credibility. It wasn’t until the white house state dinner crash scandal of 2009 that Syranno was introduced to the industry. He was contacted to use one of his photos taken prior of one of the crashers asking for only his photo credits in January 2010’s Jet Magazine. That spiraled into him working for mother company Ebony for their May 2010 issue on a piece for entrepreneur Mike Humes from Upper Marlboro MD. From there he worked with mentor Mike Williams on Baltimore based Fashion Magazine Iconography.

Fast forward to 2016 and he has worked with Plastiq Magazine, THE Artist Agency, IPM Models International Eyewear Designer Stevie Boi, & Americas Next Top Model contestant Cory Wade and has snagged the cover of EchoMag.com for his efforts. Although Syranno longs to grace billboards and work with high profile fashion houses his love for model development screams loud and clear not only on set but in his portfolio.  He desires to help develop new faces within the fashion industry, he wants to be the go to for east and west coast boutique and mother agencies alike.  Over the course of the last two years Syranno has been helping models develop their style and individuality learning as he goes. Through his assistance two models secured deals with RED and IPM Modeling agencies, he looks to increase that number over the next several years. His determination for growth in not only himself but others is what keeps him learning and sharing that knowledge. Currently based out of Baltimore MD, Syranno shoots out of Atomic Canary Studios under the guidance of studio head Joshua Orozco. 

Contact: syranno@photosbysyranno.com



Client List

Ashley Stewart

House of Cards

Stevie Boi




IPM Models NYC

THE Artist Agency

Genesis Level Model Management


Work has been featured in:

JET Magazine

Ebony Magazine

Black Enterprise

Essence Magazine

Ellements Magazine

Elegant Magazine

IntElegance Magazine

The Grey District Magazine

ECHO Magazine