Sean Murphy (photographer)

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Sean Murphy
Alma materNew England School of Photography
OccupationPhotographer & videographer

Sean Murphy is an American photographer.

Early life[edit]

Murphy born in Columbus, Ohio on Dec 13, 1968. He is originally from Fort Walton Beach, Florida[1] and grew up in the Florida Panhandle. As a child he lived in Woodbridge, England; Phoenix, Arizona; and Fort Walton Beach, Florida where his father was stationed while active in the United States Air Force. He graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1987. In 1993 he graduated valedictorian from New England School of Photography in Boston.


He has taken photographs of many prominent musicians and bands during the mid-1990s through early 2000s, like Weezer,[2][3] Blink 182, Green Day,[4] Kid Rock, Ryan Adams, The Deftones, Rage Against the Machine, Ice Cube, My Chemical Romance, and Dr. Dre, and Christina Aguilera.

Over the years, he shot more advertising and is known for creating influential lifestyle campaigns.[citation needed] In addition to regular assignments for magazines such as Standup Paddle Magazine, his clients for print and advertising include Adidas, AT&T, Google, Jeep, McDonald's, Microsoft, Nike, Sprint and Toyota. In 2015, Murphy was invited by BOTE Boards and the SweetWater Brewing Company in their efforts to raise funds for the Waterkeeper Alliance.[5]

The Travel Channel featured Sean twice as part of their Secrets of Action Photography episode with Aaron Goodwin and their 10 Ten Locals List while he traveled the Pacific Coast Highway with BOTE Boards.[6] During the summer of 2017, as part of Los Angeles's Grand Park's fifth anniversary, Sean was selected as one of ten Los Angeles photographers for a photographic exhibition where 100 images of Angelenos were projected 150 ft high and 100 ft wide onto the south wall of the mid-century L.A. County Hall of Records.[7] He has worked with publications such as Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Bikini Magazine, Surface Magazine. Primary visual content creator for BOTE boards outdoor lifestyle brand

Personal life[edit]

Sean has 3 sons, Ozzy, Tripp and Milo. In 2019, Sean moved back to his hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Album credits[edit]

Year Artist Album
1999 Buck-O-Nine Libido
2000 A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
2000 Christina Aguilera My Kind of Christmas
2001 Tenacious D Tenacious D
2001 Scapegoat Wax Okeeblow
2001 G. Love & Special Sauce Electric Mile
2002 Weezer Maladroit
AM Radio (band) Radioactive
2005 Weezer Make Believe
2008 Weezer The Red Album
2009 Weezer Raditude
2016 Weezer The White Album
2019 Weezer The Teal Album
2019 Weezer Van Weezer



  1. ^ "Projecting a Brand". VIE Magazine.
  2. ^ "Blue Albums and Pink Triangles: What Color Means to Weezer". March 29, 2016.
  3. ^ Montgomery, James (April 23, 2008). "Weezer's Awkward Red Album Cover Is The Real Deal, 'Not A Joke' Publicist Confirms". MTV. Retrieved May 4, 2007.
  4. ^ "Rock star photography". CBS News. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "No Water Means No Paddling... And No Beer". Waterkeeper Alliance. April 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "Secrets of Action Photography". Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Slayton, Nicholas. "Grand Park Celebrates the City With Giant Photos". Los Angeles Downtown News. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "PDN's 2013 Photo Annual Award Winners". Photo District News.
  9. ^ "PDNs 2014 Photo Annual". PDN 2014 Photo Annual. Photo District News.

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