Brian Seed
THE FILE Color: 50,000 35mm; 1,000 4x5; 250,000 b/w.
OVERVIEW Thirty years of globe-trotting photography, primarily photojournalistic in style, with England, Scotland and Ireland as a prime focus. Lively and funny people, history, politics, customs, ceremonies, sports, the arts (music, literature, painting, sculpture), food. Africa (13 countries), Spain, Portugal. Evocative landscapes showing the special mood and feeling of a place.
CLASSICAL MUSICIANS Major coverage Aldeburgh Festival, Benjamin Britten & musicians associated with him (including Peter Pears, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Sviatoslav Richter, Julian Bream and many others); Zoltan Kodaly, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton, Lennox Berkeley, Pierre Boulez, Maria Callas, John Vickers, Ferrucio Tagliavini, Otto Klemperer, Daniel Barenboim, Jacqueline du Pre, Carlo Maria Giulini, Imogen Holst, Pierre Monteux, Zubin Mehta, Tullio Serafin, Sir Georg Solti, Gioconda de Vito, Janos Starker, E. Power Biggs.
AUTHORS-WRITERS Encyclopedic collection on W. B. Yeats (including portraits of him and his family, his homes and other sites associated with Yeats and his poems; more than 1,000 images; the Brontes (including Charlotte, Emily, Ann, Branwell, the Bronte parents), more than 1,000 images of their art, family related artifacts, including the miniature books they created as children, their walks to the moors. Graham Greene, Rabbi Leo Baeck, H. E. Bates, Dr. Jacob Bronowski, Joyce Carey, E. M. Forster, David Garnett, Rumer Godden, Mrs. Robert Henrey, Dr. Samuel Johnson, Ian Fleming, D. H. Lawrence-his family home, hometown, Nottinghamshire countryside, coal mines--Wyndham Lewis, John Stuart Mill, Sir Thomas More, William Saroyan, William Shakespeare (locations, memorials), Muriel Spark, Dylan Thomas (a portrait, his hometown and pix relating to Under Milkwood), Leonard Woolfe, V. S. Naipaul, more.
LANDSCAPES Scotland-including The Hebrides. Ireland, Finland, Iceland, England, Cyprus, Africa--13 countries.
SPECIALTIES London: Parks, people, ceremony, architecture, monuments/sculpture, fog, World War II era (rationing), the Thames. England: Elizabethan England, period prints, Aldeburgh Festival, Sir Benjamin Britten, Sir Winston Churchill; the Brontës, including landscapes, homes, portraits, locations figuring in their writings. Scotland and Hebrides: Scenics, pageantry, history, castles, lochs, weaving, peat digging, whisky making, golf courses, Americans of Scottish descent. Ireland: Detailed portrait of traditional Ireland (1963), primarily b/w; color on poet W. B. Yeats. Cyprus: History, landscapes, fighting between Turkish and Greek Cypriots.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS Cyprus, England, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, Ireland (including Ulster), Italy, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mozambique, Namibia, Portugal, San Marino, Scotland, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, U.S. (Illinois), Zimbabwe.
CREDITS Magazines/Newspapers: Business Week, Connoisseur, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Fortune, Geo (Germany), Life, New York Times, Observer (UK), Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Sunday Times (UK), Time. Books Principal photographer for Simon & Schuster (The Irish); Time-Life (Africa, Ireland, London, Spain, Portugal). Audiovisual: Guidance Associates (The Brontës, W. B. Yeats, The Elizabethan Age), Caribiner (London), Chicago Associates (Here’s Chicago), Scholastic (A Bigger World). Agents: Aspect (, London, Angela Bayes), Getty Images (Seattle).
RELATED CREDENTIALS/SKILLS Published writer. Teacher of photography.
COMMENTS An illustrated catalog of early photography, 1949-1997 and a separate catalog on sports photography are available on request. No research fees on simple submissions. Can digitize and email images.
NONEDITORIAL SERVICES Brian Seed is a stock photography consultant and publisher as well as a photographer. He is the former publisher of the in-depth newsletter, Stock Photo Report. He also markets prints of his images.
Brian Seed
638 North Genesee Street
Waukegan IL 60085

847-782-7414 / seed.pix (Skype)

847 557-1225