silver gelatin print
30×40, 20×24, 16×20, 50×60
Ed of 10, Ed of 5, Ed. of 25, Ed of 20
Patti Smith, New York, NY, 2007 by Mark Seliger
A prominent commercial photographer for Vanity Fair, GQ, and the Rolling Stones, Mark Seliger’s Icon series reveals an interest in advertising campaigns and music package projects. Interested in Heidi Klum, Seliger created an intimate portrayal of the iconic model.
Named a “Master of Photography,” Mark Seliger began his photography career shooting small assignments for Rolling Stone magazine in 1987, where he specialized in celebrity portraits and fashion photography. Just a few years later, Mark Seliger’s skill earned him the position as Chief Photographer of Rolling Stone where he remained for over 10 years. During this time Mark Seliger photographed over 125 covers as well as some of the world’s top musicians and actors.
During his ‘’Rolling Stone years’’, Mark Seliger befriended the art director Fred Woodward. Together, they directed several music videos, among them You Belong to Me by Candy Butchers, Maria by Willie Nelson, Stillness of Heart by Lenny Kravitz and She by Elvis Costello.
Be it photography, movies or music, everyone in the photography world asks for Mark Seliger’s portraits. His pictures are on the cover of music albums by Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Santana, Sheryl Crow, Tony Bennett etc. Production companies such as Universal Pictures, MTV, Miramax or Sony hire Seliger for their most prestigious campaigns.