Full name:

Antonio Longo

Where did you grow up?

Santa Caterina Albanese in the Provence of Cozenza, Calabria, Italy, until I was 4 years old and then I moved to Bedford, England.


St Thomas More RC Upper School, Bedford; Barnfield College, Luton; Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design and The Royal College of Art, London.

Your current role at King’s Ely and how long you have been a member of staff here:

I was appointed Head of Photography in 2015 to deliver A level Photography primarily, and now deliver GCSE and IGCSE Photography programmes and also the Junior School Photography Club. This will be my fifth academic year at King’s Ely.

What do you enjoy most about working here?

Everything! The photography community of students I support, the coffee breaks and conversations with Mr Ward, Mr Pringle, Mr Williams, Mr Atkinson and the great selection of puddings served at lunchtime!

Hobbies/interests outside of school:

I am a keen collector of Lego, which is out of control, but I will happily accept any donations – especially if there is a Millennium Falcon 75192 set going. Just putting it out there.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A chef.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Light generation.

What was the last book you read?

‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson.

What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?

80’s pop ABC, The Human League, Chaka Khan…

What is your favourite film?

It’s a toss up between ‘Rocky III’ and ‘Aliens’.

Do you have any phobias or fears?

Over cooked pasta of any size or shape. When pasta becomes overcooked, it takes on a gummy and unpleasant texture. Overcooked pasta also scores higher on the glycemic index than correctly cooked pasta, which means that it has a greater impact on your blood sugar levels. So don’t do it!

Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:

20 kilos of assorted Lego pieces or the Millennium Falcon 75192 set,
A good supply of different dried pasta,
A photograph of my family.

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