• The Selby


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     Todd Selby is a portrait, interiors, and fashion photographer and illustrator. His project The Selby offers an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces with an artist's eye for detail.

    The Selby began in June 2008 as a website,  www.theselby.com, where Todd posted photo shoots he did of his friends in their homes. Requests quickly began coming in daily from viewers all over the world who wanted their homes to be featured on the site. The Selby’s website became so influencial —with up to 95,000 unique visitors daily—that within months, top companies from around the world began asking to collaborate.

    These joint projects have included collaborations with Louis Vuitton, Hennessy, FENDI, a large ad campaign and web project with Nike 6.0,  a solo show at colette, an international ad campaign for Habitat, work for the New York Times T Magazine, and frequent contributions to Vogue Paris and Architectural Digest France.

    Todd’s first book, The Selby is In Your Place , was released in May 2010 by Abrams followed by his 2nd book The Edible Selby released in 2012, in collaboration with NYTimes T Magazine in which he photographs the most creative and interesting people in food around the world. The third book in the ‘Selby’ series, Fashionable Selby, will be released in March 2014 and will explore the kaleidoscopic world of fashion, featuring profiles of today’s most interesting designers, stylists, haberdashers, models, shoemakers, and more.

    Before working on this project full time Todd worked as a translator and Tijuana tour guide to the International Brotherhood of Machinists, a researcher into the California strawberry industry, a Costa Rican cartographer, a consultant on political corruption to a Mexican Senator, an art director at a venture capital firm, an exotic flower wholesaler, a Japanese clothing designer, and a vermicomposting entrepreneur.

    Todd currently lives in New York City. His pastimes include eating four square meals a day, tying his shoes, planning vacations, breaking his computers, and working on his tan.

    American Express, Another Magazine, Anomaly, Architectural Digest, ASOS, BBH, British Vogue, Cole Haan, Converse, Dazed & Confused, Dwell, Fallon, Fendi, French Vogue, GQ, Habitat, Harper's Bazaar, Hennessy, Hogan, JWT, Louis Vuitton, Mercedes, Microsoft, Mother, MTV, Newsweek, New York Magazine, New York, New York Times Magazine, Nike, Nordstrom, Ogilvy & Mather, Peterson Milla Hooks, Times Magazine, Side Lee, Slow Wear, Sony, Sprint, Sunsilk, T Magazine, TBWA/Chiat/Day, V, Vogue, Urban Outfitters, W, Wieden & Kennedy

    • I hand painted some sexy Selby Star Maps and hit the strip to make a little πŸ’° . It didn’t really work out that way, but sometimes you just got to roll the dice. There was some interest from one gentleman in a purchase, but I think he was just pretending to be interested so I would buy his fire πŸ”₯ mix cd. Maybe next time I will get my own fire mix cds and cruise your hood. If you want your own signed Selby Star Map you have to find me and fork over a twenty dollar bill. Check out the bts video on the last slide of the gallery if u got the time.
    • I made this pattern for my baby girls sheets. πŸ˜»πŸ’πŸ¦‹πŸΆπŸ₯🍟🌈🍩πŸ₯’πŸ”πŸŒŠπŸΈπŸ‘‘
    • Alexander Wang and his so fresh furry and non furry seating options! πŸ”₯✌🏻πŸŽ₯
    • New on The Selby!! Cactus Store Guys and Friends in Their Cactus World🌡πŸ”₯🌡😻 (link in bio). Uncle Johnny inspired me to make my first comic. It's at the bottom of the post 😊
    • LA Families and LA Friends! We're working on a project for an international fashion brand and looking to shoot families in the LA area in their own homes with 2 or more kids anywhere from 2.5 to 12 years old. There will be compensation for the families we cast. Please email theselbystudio@gmail.com with full body photos of whole family and for more information. Families will need to be available for the shoot happening sometime at the beginning of October. Please tag in anyone that you think might be interested too and forward to friends. Thank you!!! The photo here is of Bronagh and her family --> @sweetwilliamltd
    • Marisol makes hats out of hair. πŸ‘’πŸŽ©πŸ‘‘πŸ˜˜
    • Bob baker πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―
    • I make movie πŸŽ₯ posters for films I would like to see one day. Happy long weekend!! πŸ·πŸ½πŸ–πŸ’πŸ¦‚πŸžπŸ
    • Bobb Bruno’s whole vibe is so far ahead of his time it blows my mind. I mean check out his stuffed animal audience and red eye rabbit suit. πŸ°πŸ¦πŸ‡πŸΌπŸ’πŸ»
    • Hey you! πŸ‘‹πŸ½What you thinking about? Here are some things that be on my mind yo. Made with help from my psychic friend @jasonkreher for our show at the @daelimmuseum
    • Cindy’s pup Pumpkin πŸŽƒdoesn’t dig me, and most dogs like me, even though I wear cat shirts. 🐢😻🐢😻For me It's very much about no sudden movements over at Cindy’s place if you know what I mean :) #nationaldogday
    • Wallpaper is kind of nice, right? πŸ‰πŸ“πŸπŸΆπŸŒΈπŸŽ³πŸ‘πŸ πŸ­πŸœπŸ‘€πŸ‘I made this wallpaper for my bizzaro bedroom @daelimmuseum. Next time we hang out I will show it to ya.
    • Adweek proclaims our short film Redmond Hand "Perfect" or something like that πŸ˜‚ If you haven't watched it yet click the link in my bio it's fun free and full of πŸ¦‡ πŸ’©!!! 😘😘 leave a comment below
    • Lesley Arfin taught me a lot. First off, today is a good day to take a photo since none of us are getting any younger πŸ˜‚. Also, I knew that I wanted to tell more of a story than my photos were getting across, but I don’t dig writing. Lesley came up with the idea for me to hand write questions, and then have my subject doodle their answersπŸ’₯. Also Lesley created, Love on Netflix and that show is Bueno. πŸ‘πŸ‘
    • I ❀️ NY. πŸš–πŸš‡πŸ—½πŸŒ‡πŸ˜˜
    • Erin Wasson showing off her East Village security system. πŸ†πŸ—‘β€οΈπŸπŸΈ
    • I met Jonny Makeup when I photographed him and his rapper bros for some long ago folded magazine. One thing led to another and Jonny ended up living in Dov Charney’s Silverlake mansion (see his vintage American Apparel undies). Jonny doesn’t rap anymore, but he sure can nail his splits. πŸ˜˜πŸ’ƒπŸ˜πŸŒ 
    • William Eadon is the #1 Selby spiritual advisor and shaman. β€œWhat kind of shaman” you might ask? William could tell you more, but basically, he is a White Shaman in the tradition of the great shamans of the Mongol Empire. William advises us on the most auspicious dates for all photo shoots πŸ“·, films πŸŽ₯ and illustration 🎨projects. One of his main tools πŸ”§ of divination is this custom Ouiji Board we made him out of Douglas Fir wood and ground up crystals we mined on the beach between Jacobs River and Hunt Beach in South Westland New Zealand. πŸ‘πŸŒ²β˜„οΈπŸ’Ž
    • Redmond Hand, Private Dick just premiered online with @voguemagazine. My first scripted film is now free to stream on Vimeo. Check out the article in Vogue, link in bio πŸ’―πŸ˜˜πŸ”πŸΆπŸ’πŸ˜»πŸ‘
    • I shot Tom Wolfe for a magazine, I think they ran one photo. One I took of Tom on a white background. That got me thinking, the most interesting photos I was taking were of people’s homes, their things, not just that single portrait. Like Tom’s paper sculpture, and his straw hat lamps. And that line of thought is what got me started on The Selby. Thanks for the inspiration dude!
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