Mark Seliger Photographs

Mark Seliger

Mark Seliger’s extraordinary portfolio is 30 years in the making. In 1987 Seliger began shooting small assignments for Rolling Stone; in 1992 he became their chief photographer, a position he kept for 15 years. During the course of his time at the magazine, he photographed more than 125 covers. He has captured some of the most iconic images of the most famous and influential faces of our time, including Kurt Cobain, Nelson Mandela, Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Emma Stone, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Springsteen, David Byrne, Matthew Barney, Jennifer Lawrence, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay-Z, Misty Copeland, Amy Schumer, and Paul McCartney.

Mark Seliger Photographs showcases his best-known portraiture, as well as never before seen outtakes and select standouts from his landscape and personal work including portraits of Holocaust survivors and transgender men and women on Christopher Street, and documentary photography of Cuba. Accompanying the photographs is an interview between Mark Seliger and Judd Apatow, in which Seliger shares stories behind some of his most iconic work: Kurt Cobain showing up for a Rolling Stone shoot in a “Corporate Magazines Still Suck” T-shirt; taking a road trip with Brad Pitt; and navigating a room full of Tibetan monks while shooting His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In addition, the book also features an essay by Lyle Lovett. Mark Seliger Photographs is the ultimate celebration of one of the most in-demand portrait photographers.

Creator Bio

Mark Seliger is a preeminent American photographer. Seliger began working for Rolling Stone in 1987, and served as its chief photographer from 1992 to 2001. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, ELLE, GQ, Vogue Italia, The New Yorker, Purple, and in museums and galleries worldwide. He lives in New York City.



“He has spent 30 years deftly rendering some of the most elusive icons of popular culture. In a new retrospective book, Vanity Fair portraitist MARK SELIGER focuses in on his personal best” Vanity Fair

“You might not know Mark Seliger’s name, but you know his work: the celebrity portraitist largely defined the images seen on Rolling Stone from 1992 to 2007 — celebrities in this volume include Kurt Cobain, Nelson Mandela, Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jay-Z, but it also includes some never-seen personal documentary work.” New York Magazine online

“Mark Seliger is one of the most sought-after photographers in the world. He began working for Rolling Stone in 1987 and spent nine years as the magazine’s chief photographer, taking more than 100 iconic cover shots. His distinctive images now regularly appear in Vanity Fair, GQ and Vogue . . . His new book showcases his most celebrated pictures…” Daily Mail

“Mark Seliger has been shooting portraits of the world’s most famous people for over three decades. In the realm of portrait photography Mark Seliger is a superstar . . “ Amateur Photographer

“Published to mark the 30th anniversary of his career, US photographer Mark Seliger’s Photographs is a portfolio celebrating the legends that he has trained his lens on. Ranging from mega-selling pop stars to US presidents, Seliger’s shots are a masterclass in versatility, showcasing how a skilled lensman is capable of capturing a great picture in both a war zone and an awards ceremony – his work veers from gritty reportage to the iconic images that have graced the covers of magazines such as Rolling Stone, Vogue, US and Vanity Fair. . . . Beautifully put together in an oversized format, Mark Seliger Photographs gathers three decades of legendary figures from the worlds of politics, film, comedy and fashion. However, it is his portraits of music icons that have been revered during Rolling Stone’s recent 50th anniversary celebrations, on which Seliger truly excels.” Classic Pop Magazine

Price £55.00
Format Hardback
Publication Date 1 May 2018
Pages 256
Height 356mm
Width 279mm
Illustrations 198 duotones and 4-colour photographs
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East
ISBN-13 9781419726613