Steven Sebring, photographer, filmmaker and multimedia artist, is known for a distinctive style that merges raw realism with high-end fashion. His distinguished celebrity and rock'n'roll portraiture including the faces of Patti Smith, Neil Young, Joey Ramone, Alec Baldwin, Phillip Glass, JFK Jr., and Bill Gates, have been seen internationally through Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and ELLE. Over the past two decades, Sebring has photographed and directed international campaigns for brands as diverse as MAC, Joe Fresh, Reed Krakoff, Ralph Lauren, Maybelline, DKNY and Coach to name a few.
In 1995, Sebring’s distinguished celebrity and rock’n’roll portraiture led to a meeting with the legendary Patti Smith, resulting in their 11-year documentary and Sebring’s directorial debut, Dream of Life. The film won a 2008 Sundance Award for Excellence In Cinematography and earned a 2010 Primetime Emmy nomination. Together, Sebring and Smith produced Objects of Life (2010) at the Robert Miller Gallery, Illumination (2011) at Milk Gallery, and also the book Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2009), which chronicle Smith's personal artifacts and Sebring's intimate photographs.
While working on Dream of Life, Sebring also published Lalanne (2006), which archives the lives and works of François-Xavier Lalanne and Claude Lalanne. The French artist duo is known for their belief that "the supreme art is the art of living”, as captured through Sebring’s intimate photography and stunning portraiture.
In 2010, Sebring began publishing interactive applications to accompany his printed works, photographs, films and installations, starting with an interactive application of Patti Smith: Dream Of Life. That same year he published an application of Bygone Days, a book Sebring published in 2005 as a tribute to the fading American frontier.
In early 2012, Sebring released an app exploring the guitars, mythology and history of George Harrison. Each app comes to life as a rich multimedia experience: a compilation of vintage photography, video clips, audio fragments, and 360-degree photography of symbolic artifacts.
After 3 years of in-depth study, artistic and technological development, and unyielding passion, Sebring launched Revolution in May of 2013 at the 69th Regiment Amory in New York City. Taking 360 photography to a whole new level, this exhibition, a visual symphony in four parts, consists of photographs, sculpture, interactive media and a collection of films, all created through Sebring’s one of a kind process that captures form and movement from every angle.
- Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)