Sean Thomas – Yearbook Vol II 2023
While based in New York, London and Paris, American photographer Sean Thomas constantly travels and photographs around the world. His images for fashion magazines are ephemeral by nature. He thus decided to collect them in a yearbook, where each year he gathers unpublished images, various shootings, and personal works — the personal diary of a fashion photographer who likes to tell stories.
Sean Thomas was born in 1970 in Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska. He studied art initially before moving to New York in 2000 where he began working as creative director for the record label Rykodisc before joining Warner Music. He thus had the opportunity to work with pop icons like David Bowie and Elvis Costello, groups including the Talking Head and more. After about ten years in the music industry, Thomas turned to photography. His first series for the magazine i-D in 2008 captured the early menswear creations of the young fashion designer Thom Browne.
The creative director Nathaniel Kilcer, one of Thomas’s close friends, introduced him to Bruce Weber. In 2013, Here and Beyond: A Nebraska Story, a 42-page photographic series by Thomas in three parts, was featured in All-American, the journal published by Weber. Thomas likes to tell stories, whether real or imagined, and enjoys combining fashion and reporting in his commissions for American and British Vogue, Holiday, Self Service, L’Étiquette, Modern Weekly and Vanity Fair, among other publications. Between his frequent trips, all giving rise to extensive portfolios of images from Central and South America to Cuba, Ethiopia and India, he works for leading fashion labels such as Ralph Lauren, Massimo Dutti, Tommy Hilfiger, Chloé, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors and Victoria’s Secret.
Published by Patrick Remy Studio, 180 pgs, 36 × 28 cm, Softcover, 2023, 978-2-9570013-8-5