Tod Seelie has photographed in over twenty five countries on five different continents. Originally from Cleveland, he relocated to Brooklyn in 1997. Tod was a founding member of The Miss Rockaway Armada, and continued on to travel with both manifestations of the Swimming Cities. He is also a regular contributor to the news and culture website Gothamist, the music site Noisey and was recently profiled by the New York Times.
His work has appeared in publications such as The NY Times, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Juxtapoz, Thrasher, Vice, and Art Forum among others. His images also appear in the feature films Perfect Sense (2011) and Empire Me (2011).
Select clients include Lexus, Red Bull, Deitch Projects, Vice Media, Cornerstone Promotion, Flavorpill, Fat Wreck Chords, Jagjaguwar Records, Secretly Canadian Records, Dead Oceans Records as well as fashion labels Rogan, Loomstate, and Anon Optics.
Tod has exhibited work in solo and group shows in New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Milan, Sydney, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami and at Mass MoCA and the Philadelphia Art Alliance. His work has also appeared in photography books, such as The Vice Photo Book, Hijacked and Backyard Shakedown.
From the profile in the New York Times:
“his images at times elevate mere weirdness to a more striking realm of visual intrigue. Strange, vivid, baffling and relentlessly unexplained, they leave their viewers transfixed…”