Todd Selby is a photographer, director, author 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 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 influential — with up to 100,000 unique visitors daily—that within months, top companies from around the world began asking to collaborate.
These projects have included ad campaigns and collaborations with Louis Vuitton, American Express, FENDI, Nike, Microsoft, Sony, Airbnb, Hennessy, Ikea, eBay, Heineken and a solo show and pop up shop at colette. Todd also has a monthly home column in The Observer Magazine, a monthly fashion column in Le Monde’s M Magazine and has frequently contributed to Vogue, Architectural Digest France, Casa Brutus Japan and the New York Times T Magazine.
Todd’s first book, The Selby is In Your Place (April 2010) focuses on creative people such as authors, musicians, artists and designers in their homes and the second called Edible Selby (October 2012) focuses on the kitchens, gardens, homes and restaurants of the most dynamic figures in the culinary world. The third book in ‘The Selby’ series, Fashionable Selby, will be published 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 going to the airport, eating four square meals a day, breaking his computers, and working on his tan.
The Selby features photographs, paintings and videos by todd selby of interesting people in creative spaces.
If you would like to suggest someone to be included in the selby please email at least 6 photos of the location and 3 photos of the person to: [email protected]
Suggestions without photos of the location or the person are not very useful. Due to the volume of submissions we can not respond to every suggestion. Please note we can not give out contact information of shoot subjects or forward messages due to privacy concerns.
For image licensing requests including magazines and advertising please email: [email protected]
If you are a journalist and want to speak to us about doing an article on The Selby please email The Selby Studio: [email protected]
For TV commercials and film directing assignments, please contact: [email protected]
For photography and illustration assignments in the US, Canada or China please contact: [email protected]
or by phone at 212-682-1490
For photography and illustration assignments in Europe and Scandanavia please contact: [email protected]
or by phone at +44 (0) 20 7456 9900
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