Mark Seliger is an editorial photographer who was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He currently lives and works in New York City, and is under contract to Conde Nast Publications, working for GQ and Vanity Fair. Until recently, Mark was the chief photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine for more than ten years, featuring stories on the worlds’ top musicians and actors
He has published several books including: Physiognomy, When They Came To Take My Father, Voices of the Holocaust, and most recently Lenny Kravitz/Mark Seliger. He is currently working on a new book yet to be titled Stairwell Series, due out Christmas 2005. His images have appeared in books such as Hip Hop Immortals, Crazy Sexy Cool, Brad Pitt, Images of Rock-N-Roll, Garcia and Cobain, Rolling Stone the Complete Covers 1967-1997.
Mark Seliger and Fred Woodward have co-directed numerous music videos and commercials: Candy Butchers “You Belong to Me”, Willie Nelson “Maria”, Lenny Kravitz “Stillness of Heart”,
Elvis Costello “She”, Hole "Violet", Paula Cole “I Don't Want to Wait", Natalie Merchant “Kind
and Generous", Lenny Kravitz “I Belong to You”, Gillian Welch “Revelator”, The Gap “Missy Elliot”, “Aerosmith”, “LL Cool J”, Celebrity Cruises.
Seliger has also directed a number of short films: Lenny Kravitz’s “Lenny Live”, Gillian Welch’s “The Revelator Collection”, Natalie Merchant’s “Ophelia”.
Seliger has shot many advertising campaigns and music packaging projects, including work for: Sean John, Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Burning Spear, Elizabeth Arden, HBO, Lenny Kravitz, Matchbox 20, Mick Jagger, Miramax, MTV, N’Sync, Paramount Pictures, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Santana, Sheryl Crow, Perry Farrell, Sony Music, Tony Bennett, Universal Pictures, and Sugar Ray.
Mark Seliger's photographs have won countless awards to name a few morerecent: The Society
of Publication and Design (2002). Gold Medal Award for "The Sopranos”, Rolling Stone; American Photography Annual (2001), Certificate of Excellence Awards for Johnny Knoxville, Rolling Stone; Paul McCartney, Rolling Stone; The Sopranos, Rolling Stone; and Jennifer Lopez, Rolling Stone; Photo District News Merit Awards (2000). Silver Medal Award for Sports Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone. American Photography Annual (2000). Certificate of Excellence Awards for Kirsten Dunst, Rolling Stone; Tom Waits, Rolling Stone; Carson Daly, Rolling Stone; The Wallflowers, Rolling Stone; and Al Green, Rolling Stone. Alfred Eisenstaedt Award (1999). Best Single Image award for Ben Stiller, Rolling Stone Magazine.
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