Todd Selby is a portrait, interiors, journalist and fashion photographer and illustrator. His project The Selby offers an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces with an artist’s eye for detail. The Selby began in June 2008 as a website, theselby.com, where Todd posted photo shoots he did of his friends in their homes. Requests quickly began coming in daily from viewers all over the world who wanted their homes to be featured on the site. The Selby’s website became so influential — with up to 100,000 unique visitors daily—that within months, top companies from around the world began asking to collaborate.
These joint projects have included ad campaigns and collaborations with Louis Vuitton, FENDI, Nike, Microsoft, Hennessy, Habitat, Slowear, Ikea, Heineken and a solo show at colette. Todd also has a monthly home column in the Observer Magazine, a monthly fashion column in Le Monde’s M Magazine and frequently contributes to publications such as Casa Brutus Japan and the New York Times T Magazine.
Todd’s first book, The Selby is In Your Place, was released in May 2010 by Abrams. Todd recently launched Edible Selby, in collaboration with NYTimes T Magazine in which he photographs the most creative and interesting people in food around the world.
Before working on this project full time Todd worked as a translator and Tijuana tour guide to the International Brotherhood of Machinists, a researcher into the California strawberry industry, a Costa Rican cartographer, a consultant on political corruption to a Mexican Senator, an art director at a venture capital firm, an exotic flower wholesaler, a Japanese clothing designer, and a vermicomposting entrepreneur. Todd currently lives in New York City. His pastimes include going to the airport, eating four square meals a day, breaking his computers, and working on his tan.