Seth Joel has been a professional photographer since he was 21. He grew up in a creative family in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. His father; Yale Joel was a photographer for Life Magazine from 1947-1972. Seth’s first major project was to set up a studio in the Forbidden City in Beijing and photograph the famous Terracotta Army for the Metropolitan Museum Art. He went on to shoot and publish books for Time Inc., Harry N. Abrams, Alfred Knopf, Amphoto and Smithsonian.
Back in his studio in New York City, Seth shoot still life and corporate portraits for a wide variety of clients including Food & Wine of France, AT&T, United Airlines, and Avon.
Since he moved to LA in 1994, Seth has specialized in shooting people in a natural way on location wherever his corporate and advertising clients need him worldwide. Seth is very outgoing and has the ability to put his subject at ease in front of the camera. Recent clients include Bechtel, Fidelity, Entertainment Weekly, Nike, DuPont and Lan Airlines.
He has won awards from Studio Magazine, APA-LA, Photo District News, The Printing Industry of America and International Photography Awards.
In partnership with his wife, Seth also shoots art directed stock for licensing through Getty Images. He lives and rides horses in the San Fernando Valley.