Norman Seeff is a South African photographer and filmmaker widely known and recognized for his images of musicians, actors, and other celebrities. These photographs were often regarded as the defining images of artists at the height of their careers. The secret behind Seeff’s success lies in his approach – the concept revolves around speaking with his subjects, communicating with them. This approach includes making videos during photography sessions – a feature that distinguishes his work. A sense of high authenticity and strong emotions emanate from his photographs.
Featured image: Norman Seeff - The Rolling Stones,
Exile Postcard #1, 1971 (detail). Pigment print on Cotton Rag Paper. 39 2/5 ×
49 1/5 in. 100 × 125 cm. Edition of 50. This work is part of a limited edition
set. Photo courtesy Galerie XII