Mark Seliger

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Mark Seliger (born 1959) is an American photographer noted for his portraiture.

Early life and education[edit]

Seliger was born in Amarillo, Texas, the son of Maurice and Carol Lee. The family moved to Houston in 1964. He attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, and Texas A&M University Commerce. He moved to New York City in 1984.

Career[edit]

Seliger began working for Rolling Stone in 1987, and served as its chief photographer from 1992 to 2002 [1] and shot more than 100 covers for the magazine.[2] As of 2010, Seliger lives in New York City, and works for Conde Nast Publications. He has shot a number of covers for GQ and Vanity Fair.

Seliger has also published several books; created a number of CD covers for Burning Spear, Diana Krall and other bands;[citation needed] and directed short films.[citation needed] The celebrities whose portraits Seliger has made include[citation needed] Susan Sarandon, David Byrne, Matthew Barney, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Kurt Cobain, Rob Thomas and Tony Bennett.

Personal life[edit]

In 2004, Seliger bought the Richard Neutra-designed Alpha Wirin House in Los Feliz for $1.575 million and had resigner Mark Haddawy restore the 1949 example of Neutra's Mid-century modern work to maintain its architectural integrity.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 401 Projects
  2. ^ MarkSeliger.com (official website)
  3. ^ Lauren Beale (November 1, 2014), Picture-perfect in Los Feliz Los Angeles Times.

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