Todd Selby is a photographer, director, artist, 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 that 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’s editorial projects have included a monthly home column in The Observer Magazine, a monthly fashion column in Le Monde’s M Magazine, and frequent contributions to Vogue, Architectural Digest France, Casa Brutus Japan and the New York Times T Magazine. In April 2017, Todd had his first solo museum show at Daelim Museum in Seoul, South Korea where his photographs, illustrations, dioramas and sculptures filled the entire four story museum for six months.
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 (March 2014) explores the kaleidoscopic world of fashion, featuring profiles of designers, stylists, haberdashers, models, shoemakers, and more.
Before working on The Selby, 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’s pastimes include going to the airport, eating four square meals a day and breaking his computers.
For photo & illustration commissions, film directing assignments, licensing requests (magazines and advertising), press coverage or anything else, please contact theselbystudio @ gmail.com and we will loop you in with the right people!
The Selby features photographs, paintings and videos by todd selby of interesting people in creative spaces.
The Selby is represented in North America exclusively by BA Reps for Photography.
If you would like to suggest someone to be photographed for The Selby blog please email at least 6 photos of the location and 3 photos of the person to: theselbystudio @ gmail.com
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.