Tono Stano attended the secondary school of applied arts in Bratislava in 1975-79, and then, from 1980-86, the FAMU in Prague (School of Film, Photography, and Television). Still during their studies, he and his fellow students (e.g. Miro Svolik) at FAMU developed a new style of staged photography, full of expressive movements and metaphor, partly influenced by performance art.Tono Stano is mainly known for his black-and-white photographs of the female body. Several of his photographs have been used for the cover of photography books. The picture "Sense", e.g., appeared on the cover of the landmark photography book "The Body" by William A. Ewing.