18 January 2014
From David Bowie to Barack Obama - an exhibition celebrating the work of one of the most significant celebrity portrait photographers of our time. Photographer to the stars, Mark Seliger has had a 30 year long career, shooting a generation of popular icons for the world's favourite magazines.
Born in Texas in 1959, his passion for photography began when his brother Frank gave him a Diana camera, after promising it to him if he got a base hit in his Little League baseball game. A childhood spent experimenting with traditional processes, using his parents bathroom as a makeshift darkroom, led Seliger into a career of editorial photography.
After moving to New York in 1984, he landed a job shooting for Rolling Stone magazine just three years later. Within just five years he was signed as the magazine's chief photographer. Seliger shot over 125 covers during his time with Rolling Stone, after which he went on to collaborate with numerous Condé Nast publications including Vanity Fair and Vogue.
Some of the most iconic pieces from Mark Seliger's award winning portfolio will be on display at Beetles+Huxley gallery, as their first show of the year. The exhibition will include world-class portraiture of celebrity icons from music, film and politics, including President Barack Obama, David Bowie, Emma Watson and Seliger's infamous nude portrait of The Red Hot Chili Peppers at the height of their career.
The exhibition runs from Monday, 20 January–Saturday, 15 February 2014, from 10am to 5.30pm at Beetles+Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DE.