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The “Lost Archive”: Photographs by Norman Seeff

The “Lost Archive” of Photographer Norman Seeff.

Over the past 45 years, photographer and filmmaker Norman Seeff has captured some of the world’s most recognizable faces—Ray Charles, Patti Smith, Carly Simon, Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Dennis Hopper, Andy Warhol, and more—in their most unguarded moments.

Norman Seeff was born March 5, 1939, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since moving to the United States in 1969, his work as a photographer and filmmaker has been focused on the exploration of human creativity and the inner dynamics of the creative process.
Seeff graduated with honors in science and art at King Edward VII School in Johannesburg. At the age of 17, he was drafted as the youngest player in the South African national soccer league.
Seeff qualified as a medical doctor in 1965. For three years he worked in emergency medicine at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, focusing on the management of traumatic shock. In 1968, he immigrated to the United States to pursue his creative passions and artistic abilities.

Though his images have graced some of the most iconic covers of albums and magazines, the authentic connections and conversations sparked by the photo sessions are as artful and important to Seeff as the images themselves. The end result? A vast collection of images from more than 500 photo sessions, some of which he recently rediscovered for “Photographs by Norman Seeff: The Lost Archive”—a selection of 50 photographs that will be auctioned online by Christie’s from September 27 to October 9 2013.

The “Lost Archive” of Photographer Norman Seeff:

03 Norman Seeff
Andy Warhol and the Factory, New York, circa 1969
04 Norman Seeff
Mick Jagger, Los Angeles, 1977
07 Norman Seeff
The Jackson 5, 1976
08 Norman Seeff
Jodie Foster, Los Angeles, 1976
09 Norman Seeff
Gregg Allman and Cher, Los Angeles, 1977
10 Norman Seeff
Steve Martin, Los Angeles, 1977
13 Norman Seeff
Sylvester Stallone, 1978
16 Norman Seeff
Devo, Los Angeles, 1979
19 Norman Seeff
Norman Seeff and Ray Charles, Los Angeles, 1985
21 Norman Seeff
Herbie Hancock, 1986
22 Norman Seeff
Dennis Hopper, Los Angeles, 1989

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