About the Norman Seeff Vintage Color Collection
The photographs from the collection are vintage, chromogenic prints made contemporaneously with the photo session. Known primarily for his iconic black and white work, Norman shot color only on rare occasions. For a complete list of subjects, contact us.
For the past 50 years, Norman Seeff has created several of the most recognizable and iconic images of the 20th century. Seeff started his professional career photographing album covers and his body of work includes actors, comedians, directors and scientists that were photographed in seminal moments of their careers. Seeff’s raw and emotional approach is rooted in his interpersonal exploration, and elicits an uncommon honesty from his subjects.
“My fundamental approach is to not try and take photographs, but to create an authentic, honest relationship and document what unfolds. It’s all about creating the experience, because the experience evolves to the moment where whoever I’m photographing connects with their emotions and becomes truly present The vitality of my images is a result of this process, and not trying to achieve a preconceived outcome. The challenge is to achieve the moment where the person I’m photographing is absolutely present and authentic. There is no self consciousness – they are no longer conscious of posing for a photograph.”