Seb Michel is a Swiss photographer born in Brussels, Belgium in 1976.
An artist mother and film director father, Seb Michel was introduced early on to the world of photography. After spending his teenage years skipping class to experiment with his first camera - a Nikon FM2, a gift from his father at the age of 12 - Seb starts a photography apprenticeship in dual training in Geneva and enters the Vevey Photography School in Switzerland.
Upon graduating, he joins an advertising studio in Geneva where he earns his stripes as a young fashion and beauty photographer. After a decade of collaborations with global agencies, Publicis, Havas and Saatchi & Saatchi, Seb established his own studio with a focus on luxury fashion, still life, motion and art direction.
In 2012, Seb Michel launched his studio in Lausanne, where he works with a close-knit team. Over the years,
Seb has worked with some of the worlds most recognised luxury brands : Adler, Baume & Mercier, Chopard, Jaeger LeCoultre, Longines, L’Oréal, Parmigiani Fleurier, Pierre Deroche, Vacheron Constantin, Wella.
Meanwhile, his interest to develop a personal art work becomes stronger and he started to create personal series, characterized by his minimalist approach. Seb's aesthetics effortlessly reflects his love of the light and hisrelentless hunt for emotional visuals, be it in still, beauty or art projects.
Seb Michel is represented for commercial assignments by SOW WORLDWIDE
Seb Michel is represented for artwork by MONIKA WERTHEIMER GALLERY
F. Hoffmann-La Roche art collection AG, Basel
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
PHOTO BASEL 2023, with Monika Wertheimer Gallery, collective exhibition, BASEL
GALERIE MONIKA WERTHEIMER, 100 AUSTELLUNGEN, Collective exhibition, Oberwil, BASEL
VIVID HERBARIUM #1_3_C, Nominated in Still Life category at 16TH Annual International Color Awards
GALERIE MONIKA WERTHEIMER, solo exhibition TEXTURE_#20, Oberwil, BASEL
ELMNTS • WATER ICE #17, nominated in still life category at 15TH Annual International Color Awards
PHOTOSHWEIZ, with part of the series: ELMNTS • WATER ICE, collective exhibition, Zürich
SARAH, honorable mention in nude category at 14TH Annual International Color Awards
PHOTOSHWEIZ, with part of the series: BEAUTY IS A POINT OF VIEW •, collective exhibition, Zürich
BODYCOLOR 01, nominee in nude category at 13TH Annual International Color Awards
RED, honorable mention in fashion category at 12TH Annual International Color Awards
AQUASPLASH, nominee in fashion category at 11TH Annual International Color Awards
BLACK SWAN, nominee in fashion category at 11TH Annual International Color Awards
ALREADY GONE, honorable mention in fashion category at 12TH Annual Black & White Spider Awards.
ANOUK, nominee in fashion category at 12TH Annual Black & White Spider Awards.
RE-BIRTH SERIES, Silver in Fine Art – Nudes category at One Eyeland Photography Awards
RE-BIRTH SERIES, Silver in Conceptual category at One Eyeland Photography Awards