Tod Seelie has photographed in 25 countries on five different continents. His work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, TIME, Wired, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, BBC Travel, Stern Magazine, Der Speigel, Juxtapoz, Thrasher, Vice and Topic. His images also appear in the feature films Perfect Sense (2011) and Empire Me (2011).
Select commercial clients include Lexus, Cutty Sark, Red Bull, Coachella, Goldenvoice, New York City Opera, Deitch Projects, Vice Media, Cornerstone Promotion and various record labels, as well as fashion labels Vans, Chrome Industries, Loomstate and Anon Optics.
Tod has extensive experience as an event photographer, including private Hollywood premiere parties, BTS on various sets and elaborate destination experiences for high-end clientele. He draws on his many years of experience as a photojournalist to be as invisible and non-disruptive as possible, while still getting the images that truly convey what it was like to be there.
He has exhibited work in solo and group shows around the world and at Mass MoCA and the Philadelphia Art Alliance. He has presented his work at Aperture Gallery and the Feature Shoot’s The Blow Up. His work has also appeared in photography and art books, such as The Vice Photo Book, Hijacked, The Sense of Movement: When Artists Travel, Rock the Boat, Street World and Backyard Shakedown.
In 2013 Tod published his first book of photography, BRIGHT NIGHTS: Photographs of Another New York, with Prestel Publishing. The book chronicles 15 years of living and shooting in NYC, with 10 essays by fellow collaborators and cultural observers. "This startlingly beautiful collection of images captures a gritty culture that belies the city’s glamorous persona." —Juxtapoz
"His images at times elevate mere weirdness to a more striking realm of visual intrigue... Strange, vivid, baffling and relentlessly unexplained, they leave their viewers transfixed." —New York Times