Having shot LOOKBOOKS for many prominent designers, stories and spreads in fashion magazines, fashion videos and commercials, and also product photography.
Check out the commercial I shot for ULTA Beauty to promote their holiday campaign at MILK STUDIOS under MOTION along with these stills and product shots.
Whenever someone asks Sean what he does, it is an easy answer to give; He says he is an artist. To ask more than that will really depend on how much time they have.
Sean does not scare easily. He steps into danger to get the shot or capture the story. He finds beauty in those places or near those people many fear to approach, and when he's lucky, returns with images and stories that captivate. Inspired by a methodology loosely founded in an anthropological interest, it is no surprise that his work as of late leans toward people and cultures, fusing a documentarian aesthetic with a bold visual style.
He has traveled to remote locations, seen a significant portion of the earth and strongly believes that one must truly live to be the type of artists he insists on becoming, something that is earned through a lifetime of seeking, never resigning to say he has seen enough.
He began as a writer and painter at the age of 16 and quickly went on to focus his interests on filmmaking. While at UCLA sean began to work for Quentin Tarantino's production company A Band Apart. He then went on to work for Lion's Gate at the age of 20 and by 22 had formed two companies.
It was then in 2002 that Sean moved to Venice, Ca where he began to build a strong signature visual aesthetic which he applied to his commercial work, his writing and painting. He was being published by BlackBook Magazine, directing commercials for companies such as Quicksilver and Nike, art directing Los Angeles Fashion Week and showing his artwork and video installations at galleries such as Berman & Turner at Bergamot Station and The Edgemar Center For The Arts in Santa Monica.
The throughline in everything Sean does is a significant and wholly original way in which he sees the world. The way in which he captures a subject no matter the medium or device, is wholly and uniquely in a style that is his. Sean can often be heard saying "There is no art without honesty", the mantra given to him by a mentor years ago, and more than anything, that is what he seeks in all of his creative endeavors.